What we as Lutherans believe

In St. Peter's Church Jesus Christ is proclaimed as the only way by which eternal life can be attained. This is also true of all the congregations in the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany (SELK). The congregation believes in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The members of St. Peter's Church receive the strength they need to live from the fact that their Lord is present among them and works upon them through the preached Word of God and the sacraments. They live by the power of their Baptism, by which Christ saves them from eternal death-without any merit on their part-and gives them new and immortal life. No one should be excluded from this great gift. For that reason infants, too, are brought to be baptized in St. Peter's Church.

By means of His true body and blood in the bread and wine of Holy Communion, Jesus Christ gives us the forgiveness of sins and the deepest fellowship possible with Him. In this way all who participate in Holy Communion are strengthened in their faith and in their fellowship with one another.

The foundation for every teaching and action of the congregation are the Holy Scriptures (i.e. the Old and the New Testaments) and, as their valid and binding interpretation, the Lutheran Confessions, e.g. the Augsburg Confession and the Catechisms of Martin Luther.