Ministry Policies on Membership
| Baptism | Holy
Communion | Weddings |
for a description of our congregation's
history, please see our About Us page.
Our Congregation's Core Beliefs --
Christian Creeds -- The early Church
gave us three Creeds (Apostle, Nicene, Athanasian) to help us define our
Christian faith. In worship we often say the Apostle's Creed as our
declaration of faith:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator
of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our
Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered
under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the
dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at
the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic
church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of
the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
"All are Welcome" reads the sign out front and this welcome is
reflected in the diversity of people in our congregation. As a group,
- come from different races, backgrounds & cultures (at last count 19
different countries of origin)
- have varying political, theological & social views
- range in age from infants to 100 years old
- single, married, divorced, widowed -- straight & lesbian/gay
- represent a wide array of occupations & positions in life
- able-bodied, infirmed & handicapped
- civilians, active duty military & veterans
.....we could go on for pages about the ways we are different. But
the unifying force behind us all is our belief in the saving & redeeming work
of Jesus. This diversity brings with it challenges and opportunities.
Join us and see what happens when St. Paul's edict in Galatians 3 about
inclusion is lived out in grace: "There
is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no
longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
Serving Others in Need -- We participate in many humanitarian and social
justice causes, some are local and others are global.
- Brother Bennos -- reaching out to homeless men on the streets of
- ELCA Lutheran Disaster Relief -- at times of natural disaster, we take up
a special collection to help those in need
- Heifer Project -- buying farm animals for impoverished families in
- Invisible Children -- working to stop the civil war in Uganda
- Jubilee USA -- fighting global poverty through odious debt forgiveness for
- Lutheran World Relief -- monthly offering for global hunger relief
- North County Solutions for Change -- a homeless transition shelter in
- Stand Up for Kids, Oceanside -- an outreach to homeless teens living alone
on the streets
Lutheran in Theology -- We believe and teach in accordance with the Book of Concord and the
Lutheran interpretation of the Christian message. For more information
about Lutheran beliefs, click here.
Any Baptized person who confesses their belief using the Apostle's Creed
may become a member of our congregation. We are proud of the fact that our
congregation is open to all people who want to worship and serve our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
To become a member, talk to the Pastor. TOP
Baptism is considered a Sacrament in the Lutheran Church. Any person may
present themselves as a candidate for Baptism. Since we believe that God's
promise is available to anyone we extend the Sacrament of Baptism to all
people, including children. Baptism is a communal event where the person being
baptized is adopted into the Church. As such, private Baptisms are not
normally performed in this congregation. TOP
Holy Communion Policy
Jesus said "Take and Eat ALL of you." and "Take and Drink
ALL of you". We take these words VERY seriously since we proclaim a
faith based upon the words and deeds of Jesus. As such, Holy Communion is open
to all persons who believe that Jesus is truly present in the Bread and the
Cup. This includes children and visitors from other Christian Churches.
sign of hospitality, we offer both Red Wine and
White Grape Juice.
during Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers are available upon request. TOP
King of Kings Lutheran is available for Christian weddings and receptions. Please
see our weddings web page for more details -- WEDDINGS.
Funerals and Memorial Services
King of Kings Lutheran Church is available for Christian memorial and
funeral services. Fees for both members and non-members page may be
obtained from the Church Office.
Internment ceremonies may also be scheduled.
Please do not schedule a
memorial or funeral until you have checked with the Church Office for
availability of the Church Sanctuary, Pastor, and musician. The
Gathering Place may be reserved for a reception afterwards -- please note
that separate charges may apply. TOP