When you come on Sunday morning:
Don’t expect to find a crowd of perfect people. We are a group of sinners who fellowship together because Christ has paid the price for our sins on the Cross. Only the Word of God is infallible, the people and the pastor are not.
Don’t expect to find yourself in the latest self-help program, leadership seminar, or New Age meditation technique. Rather, come expecting to lose your sin, guilt, and shame in the Confession and Absolution at the beginning of the service.
Don’t expect a praise band featuring the latest song to win the Dove Music Award. However, you will hear the Gospel expressed through both traditional hymns and contemporary songs that tell what Christ has done for you; and you will hear both yourself and your neighbor singing to the best of your ability.
Don’t expect a sermon series designed by the pastor to improve your lifestyle. Each Sunday, you will hear about what God has done for you from His Word as prescribed by the Lectionary of the Church, not the pastor.
Don’t expect a message that sends you away with a list of things to do to make you more pleasing in the sight of God. But you will be given assurance that God, through Christ, and by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, has given you a desire to serve Him and your neighbor.
Don’t expect to leave the Sunday morning Service with all of your personal problems solved. Instead, you will leave with the assurance that your conscience need not be troubled because God offers you the gift of faith in Christ and an eternity with Him.
In summary, church is not about us and it’s not about you. When you visit or become part of the Kongsvinger community, you will experience:
· Christ centered, sound biblical teaching.
· Christ who was crucified for your sin.
· Christ’s forgiveness and the Means of Grace He offers through His Church
· Christ’s love that grants us peace, liberty, and joy.
· Christ’s Salvation freely given to you.
To learn more about what Christ has done for you, we encourage you to visit us in the heart of the Red River Valley of the North in the rural community between Alvarado, Oslo, and East Grand Forks, MN. If you are not in the area, we hope that the electronic media offered to you through this website will be of benefit to you as one who desires to know more about what God has done for you.