By Evangelical, we mean that we have good news for you: that sins are all forgiven in Jesus Christ, who fulfilled every righteous requirement of God’s Law in our place, and suffered the full penalty for all our transgressions when He died on the cross.
By Sacramental, we mean that the benefit of all that Jesus did and suffered for us comes to us through certain gifts that He gives, through which the Holy Spirit creates and sustains faith in our hearts: The Holy Word, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, and Holy Communion.
By Liturgical, we mean that we take the administration of Christ’s gifts seriously and treat them reverently, and that these gifts are given to us as the focus of our worship.
By Old-Fashioned Lutheran, we mean that God has given us His truth in the Holy Bible for us to know it, firmly believe it, and confess it before the world, and that we find those truths clearly and faithfully expressed in the Confessions of the historic Lutheran faith.
By Christian, we mean that our faith is in Christ, through Christ, and about Christ:
We preach Christ Crucified for Sinners,
And the Mysteries that flow from Him as Gifts.
Here we find forgiveness for all sins & peace with God.
These are the source of our Identity,
These are the source of Meaning for us,
These are the answer to our Purpose in Life.
Concordia was organized in 1928. Property was purchased at the corner of East Madison and North Farwell Streets. A Church building was started in October, 1928, and dedicated in November, 1929. In 1970, 4.5 acres of land was purchased at the present site on the south side of Eau Claire. The present Church building was dedicated in the Fall of 1973. In the Fall of 1993, Concordia began a weekly preschool. A new 3600 square foot education wing was dedicated in February of 1999.
Concordia is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (The Little Norwegian Synod) based in Mankato, Minnesota. The ELS is a federation of Lutheran congregations committed to the hallmarks of the Lutheran Reformation:
- We are Saved by Grace Alone,
- We are Saved through Faith Alone,
- According to the teachings of Scripture Alone,
- So we trust in Christ Alone.
The Baptismal Font at Concordia is a unique reminder of the history of our Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The Font is made of lumber from the two oak trees under which the Norwegian immigrants worshiped on September 2, 1844, on the Koshkonong prairie near Madison, Wisconsin. From little acorns the Lord produces mighty oaks. Through His Word and Sacramental Gifts, He makes His believers into “oaks of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:3) with deep roots in Scripture.
Concordia Lutheran Church today continues the tradition of Christ-centered preaching and teaching; reverent and liturgical worship; practical, age-appropriate Christian education; Christian charity; community service; and Gospel outreach.
You are invited to join us for Worship, Bible Classes, Sunday School, and pretty much whatever else appears on the calendar. Please be our guest!