A confessional, liturgical, Biblical congregation in the Iowa Great Lakes Region
committed to proclaiming the forgiving presence of Jesus Christ 

 Christ the King Lutheran Church is a congregation of God’s people, gathered by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit around His saving Word and life-giving Sacraments. At the center of our life together is the Divine Service of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. By his life, suffering, death and resurrection, we are given forgiveness and are born again in His name.

Through faithful, careful and thorough teaching, we minister to sinners that they may experience the fullness of new life in Christ and the certainty of going to heaven when they die.
 
We hold to the infallible Word of God, the Bible, which is inspired by the Triune God, without error. We also believe that this Word of God is correctly explained in the Small Catechism of Martin Luther, the Augsburg Confession and the entire Book of Concord of 1580.

In today’s hectic society, the church has been in the background of many people’s lives. This is a sad and frightening situation because there are many who will never realize the love Jesus Christ has for them, and their eternal life is in jeopardy. Do not let your busy lifestyle hinder you from being at one of the most important places you will ever be. God has chosen his church as the place where he delivers his gifts of life and salvation, and if you are not there to receive them, you are in a perilous position.

Whether you have never been to church, have left it at some time in the past or are tired of watered-down Christianity, you are welcomed by the members of Christ the King to experience the love of God, the forgiveness of sins and life eternal.
 
May the Holy Spirit work in your life as he calls you into his kingdom.
 
Soli Deo Gloria +
  
Our Beliefs
  1. Sola Gratia
    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.
  2. Sola Fide
    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.
  3. Sola Scriptura
    The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine. We believe, teach and confess that all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God the Holy Spirit and that God is therefore the true Author of every word of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error or contradiction and is the only true and pure fountain of all Christian Faith and Life. We subscribe to the historic statements of faith including the three ecumenical creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed) and the Book of Concord of 1580 (bookofconcord.org) because they accurately reflect what the Bible teaches.
  4. Triune God
    We believe, teach and confess that God is triune, i.e., one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; that these three persons are equal in all things; and that to ignore and deny one is to disavow all. He is Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. We believe, teach and confess that “the LORD is our God, the LORD is one” (Deut. 6:4) who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (The Holy Trinity). All three persons are coequal in all things, and to ignore and deny one is to disavow all. He is Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. (See Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 5:23; 1 John 2:23; Rom. 15:13; and 1 John 2:1–2.)
  5. Baptism
    Lutherans teach that Baptism is a divinely instituted washing of regeneration that is intended for old and young without exception and may be administered by sprinkling, pouring, or immersing. All who in faith receive this sacrament are given the grace of God, forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life. (See Matt. 28:19; Mark 10:14; Mark 16:16; Acts 22:16; Titus 3:5; and Heb. 10:22.)
  6. Holy Communion
    The Sacrament of the Altar is the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and drink, instituted by Christ Himself. As we receive this Sacrament, the oneness of fellowship at the Altar (I Cor. 10:17) presupposes a oneness in doctrine with the Apostles (Acts 2:42). For this reason, the congregations of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod have agreed to follow the biblical and historical practice of “Closed Communion.” If you desire to receive the Lord's Supper and are not a communicant member of Christ the King or a sister congregation in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, we respectfully ask that you not commune. Rather, we would invite you to speak with the pastor about Holy Communion and about becoming a communicant member of this congregation.
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