With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospelof salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?". We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of his birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.
The word "Synod" in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean "walking together." The term has rich meaning in our church body, because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Though diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions which they believe are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century. The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism. TheAugsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe. Read an article from the May 2004 Lutheran Witness about what a "Synod" is.
Learn more about The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod here.
German Lutherans were among the immigrants that settled in this part of North Wisconsin. As a result, numerous Lutheran congregations began.
In 1965, members of Faith purchased the present parcel of land and launched a building fund campaign. The cornerstone of our building was laid on June 1, 1969. The building was dedicated four months later on October 5, 1969.
On October 8, 1978, the congregation gathered for a special worship, at which time they burned the mortgage on their original facility. In December, 1978, the Voter's Assembly appointed a Building Committee to direct the construction of a much-needed educational and fellowship hall addition. On June 22, 1980, the members of Faith dedicated the facility to the glory of God, confident that it would enhance our educational program and foster fellowship among the members of our congregation.
As the people of God in Spooner, we praise Him for our heritage and with His Word to guide us, we joyfully look forward to the future of proclaiming Christ the Savior to the world.