We are a Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, celebrating over 120 years of serving the Defiance community.
We are what God has made us – people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10). In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ is what defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church.
By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others, amid the mysteries and paradoxes of this life in Christ – including our human limitations and failings, and the ambiguities, uncertainties and suffering that we experience.
Faithful individuals who assist in worship and visit the sick and home-bound.
Driven by God's spirit, we will grow in faith and make Christ's love known.
A community where everyone is welcome and fed.
God’s love is for all.
We are all ministers with gifts and talents
All that we have, all that we are, is a gift of God