Christ Lutheran Church, LCMS
Serving the Denver University and Greater Metro Areas since 1945
Early Childhood Center (ECC)
Christian Inspired Child Care, Pre-School, and Pre-Kindergarten Programs
“Celebrating God’s Love”
“For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8.38 – 39
Christ Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). The Missouri Synod is involved in compassionate outreach ministries both locally and around the world.
What We Believe
- 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.
The Athanasian Creed;
confesses the Church’s belief in the Holy Trinity. This defines the relationship between the three Persons of the Holy Trinity. Here is an explanation of the Athanasian Creed, please listen to the audio to better understand God. (12:50 minutes)
Explanation Athanasian Creed
Whoever desires to be saved must, above all, hold the catholic faith. Whoever does not keep it whole and undefiled will without doubt perish eternally. And the catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither confusing the persons nor dividing the substance. For the Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Holy Spirit is another. But the Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit: the Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, the Holy Spirit uncreated; the Father infinite, the Son infinite, the Holy Spirit infinite; the Father eternal, the Son eternal, the Holy Spirit eternal. And yet there are not three Eternals, but one Eternal, just as there are not three Uncreated or three Infinites, but one Uncreated and one Infinite. In the same way, the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, the Holy Spirit almighty; and yet there are not three Almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; And yet there are not three Gods, but one God. So the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, the Holy Spirit is Lord; And yet there are not three Lords, but one Lord. Just as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge each distinct person as God and Lord, so also are we prohibited by the catholic religion to say that there are three Gods or Lords. The Father is not made nor created nor begotten by anyone. The Son is neither made nor created, but begotten of the Father alone. The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created nor begotten, but proceeding. Thus, there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits. And in this Trinity none is before after another; none is greater or less than another; But the whole three persons are coeternal with each other and coequal, so that in all things, as has been stated above, the Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity is to be worshiped. Therefore, whoever desires to be saved must think thus about the Trinity.
But it is also necessary for everlasting salvation that one faithfully believe the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is the right faith that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is at the same time both God and man. He is God, begotten from the substance of the Father before all ages; and He is man, born from the substance of His mother in this age: perfect God and perfect man, composed of a rational soul and human flesh; equal to the Father with respect to His divinity, less than the Father with respect to His humanity. Although He is God and man, He is not two, but one Christ: one, however, not by the conversion of the divinity into flesh, but by the assumption of the humanity into God; one altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by unity of person. For as the rational soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ, Who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose again the third day from dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence He will come to judge the living and the dead. At His coming all people will rise again with their bodies and give an account concerning their own deeds. And those who have done good will enter into eternal life, and those who have done evil into eternal fire. This is the catholic faith; whoever does not believe it faithfully and firmly cannot be saved.
Our congregation accepts and teaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther who inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings 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 Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
The Nicene Creed:
This is our statement of faith.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
- That the Bible is God’s true word, and our only source of accurate knowledge about God…
- That mankind is sinful by nature and has lost true fellowship with God, and needs spiritual rebirth…
- That God loves all people, no matter how sinful, and He wants to give eternal life to all who trust in His Son Jesus Christ…
- That salvation, heaven and eternal life are the free gifts of God, won for us by the obedient life, sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God…
- That God offers forgiveness of all our sins and the gift of His Holy Spirit to all who receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior…
- That people receive God’s salvation when we acknowledge and forsake our sins, believe that Jesus Christ is our true and only Savior, and accept God’s forgiveness offered to us…
- That living a Christian life means receiving God’s grace and the indwelling of His Holy Spirit, by which we are enabled to follow the teachings of Christ and His Apostles…
- That our eternal destiny, whether in heaven or hell, is determined by whether or not we truly receive trust in Jesus Christ our Savior. If we are lost, it will be because we rejected what God offers us in Jesus…
Our Worship Services
Morning worship services are held at 7:45am and 10:15am. The 7:45 am service is informal and the 10:15 service is traditional. Children’s Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies are at 9:00 am during the school year. Children of all ages are welcome.
Months that have a Fifth Sunday, there is only one worship service at 10:15 am with no 7:45 am service, Children’s Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies will be at the normal 9:00 am time. Following the 10:15 am service there is usually a special event.
Children’s Sunday School
During the school year the children will enjoy biblical stories, arts and crafts, and activities with children their age. Sunday School begins at 9:00 am for a hour. Any Children is welcome to attend. For more information or to volunteer contact the church office.
Christ Lutheran Church’s cognation believing strongly in God’s command “sing unto the Lord a new song…”, Christ Church has a tradition of music. The choirs help lead worship services.
- Adult Choir: performs on scheduled Sundays and special services though out the year, except during the summer months. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights beginning 7:15 pm. Anyone is welcome to join.
- Children’s Choir: performs for special services. Rehearsals are conducted on Sunday Mornings between the services. Participants are giving plenty of time to learn their music and rolls prior to the event. All Children are welcome to join.
- Hand Bell Choir: performs on scheduled Sundays and special services though out the year, except during the summer months. The Hand Bells consist of three octaves. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights beginning 6:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to join.
For more information or to volunteer contact the church office.
Christ Lutheran Church is family oriented a congregation. Our commitment to the community is the provide the fellowship and the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our door is open to anyone who walks through.
We offer a variety of services, activities, and community outreach. The Church facilities are open to groups for meetings and functions opon approval.
Early Childhood Center (ECC): It is part of our work and mission at Christ Lutheran Church to assist parents in the development of their children. We feel that our Early Childhood Center offers young children a Christian setting in which to grow, learn, and develop physically, spiritually, intellectually and socially.
Education: Christ Lutheran Church is a supporter of K though 8 schools and Lutheran High School in Parker.
Jewell Care Center Nursing Home: Christ Lutheran Church has volunteers assuming year-round responsibility for providing a worship service at Jewell Care Center Health Care Facility every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All of you are invited to join us any Sunday and lend your support to these services. Children are welcome to accompany, as they bring special smiles to the faces of the residents.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Warren Kettner (phone 303-935-2969), and he will be happy to add you to the schedule.
Vacation Bible School: For one week during the summer Christ Lutheran Church puts on Vacation Bible School for young children. This is an event of fun activities, songs, games, and Biblical stories. For more information or to volunteer contact the church office.
Vine Groups & Bible Studies: Vine groups are small Bible studies most often meeting twice a month. Meetings are usually held in homes, but sometimes in restaurant booths in the early morning hours. Vine groups set aside time to learn, to pray and to exchange ideas. Long-lasting friendships very often develop through involvement in Vine Groups.
There is a Vine Group & Bible Study suited just for you:
- Men’s Vine Group meets every other Saturday at 7am at the Englewood IHOP.
- Cottage Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday morning at 9:30am.
- Ladies Spiritual Book Review meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30am at different locations each month.
- Women’s Bible Study meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:30am in the church library.
- Senior Vine Group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at 1:30pm at Elsie Leiker’s home.
- SW Neighborhood Vine Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7pm at the Kettner’s home.
- SE Neighborhood Vine Group meets every other Monday at 7pm.
See the calendar for Vine Group & Bible Study meetings, or contact the church office.
Women’s Guild: Our local Women’s Guild is part of the Rocky Mountain District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), the official women’s organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Various committees within this group serve to meet many needs of the congregation. First and foremost, we support the missionary goals of the synodical LWML. We also serve meals for weddings, funerals, shut-ins and at other times when called upon to do so.
Our meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Additional information may be obtained by calling the church.
Prayer Chain: Our prayer chain consists of 30 church members. The group is divided into 3 smaller groups. One person from each group is contacted with prayer requests. That person then contacts another within her group. This continues until all prayer chain members have been called. To request prayers, please contact the church office at (303) 722-1424.