Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, you will find information about Martin Luther and others whose activities changed their world and established the Protestant faith.  Thank you for checking in and celebrating with us.



Turning Points in Luther's Life by Rev. Dr. Arthur Puotinen

A "turning point happens when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.  As an introduction to the story of Martin Luther, Rev. Dr. Arthur Puotinen has highlighted the top ten turning points in the Protestant reformer's life and ministry.  To read more...

Martin Luther & Music by Alice Dabelow

Martin Luther was born into a musical family.  As a boy, he joined a boys' choir and became proficient with the flute.  Later he became an Augustinian monk and struggled to meet the demands of a holy God.  It is said that he "fasted until his cheeks caved in."  He confessed his sins for hours at a time, but he soon began to see that man could not, even at his best, satisfy the Almighty God. 

To learn more about Martin Luther and how music played an integral part in his life as well as the Reformation...

The Impact of the Lutheran Reformation on Africa with Special Reference to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania by Rev. Joseph M. Bocko, Ph.D.

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Africa is the second largest continent, home to 54 recognized countries and some of the world’s greatest geographical and cultural diversity with a population of 1.2 billion.  Christianity today is the fastest growing religion in Sub-Saharan Africa, outpacing even Islam.  Africa is a home to a young, vibrant and dedicated Christian community that is swiftly taking its place as a leader in global Community of faith.

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THE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ICELAND by Rev. Dr. Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir, Professor & Academic Dean, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Iceland


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The majority of the Icelandic people belong to The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (ELCI).  There are strong ties between the state and the church, even if the church has gradually become more independent during the past two decades.  The Icelandic Constitution guarantees religious freedom and also obliges the state to support and protect the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the National Church of Iceland.  A clear majority of Icelandic children are baptized and confirmed within the ELCI, and most funerals are carried out by Lutheran pastors.  This does not mean that churches are crowded every Sunday morning.  The fact is that a lot of people have relatively loose ties with the church.  It is still the case, however, that the church plays a significant role within the Icelandic community.

To read more ...