Dear Friends in Christ,
Welcome to this website of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Long Beach, California. It is our hope that you will find the story of Resurrection as one that will compel you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or 10:45. Resurrection is a congregation that we would describe as one having four marks.
We are a welcoming congregation that invites and celebrates all of God’s people! Our congregation has been described as being very diverse in that we reflect people of various ethnic groups within and beyond our country. We celebrate this gift of diversity and seek to reflect God’s grace that unconditionally accepts and loves all people.
Grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are a church of Word and Sacrament. Both of these Gifts of God are celebrated weekly and all the Baptized are welcome to receive the Sacrament of the Altar. We offer two different settings of worship. Our Praise Service is at 9:00 on Sunday mornings and offers songs and hymns of the more contemporary venue.Our Traditional Service is at 10:45 on Sunday mornings and offers the historical Lutheran liturgy and hymns.
We are a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As such we are partnered with other ELCA congregations within our country and Lutherans around the world, dedicated to the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information about our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, please visit their site, www.elca.org
We are a “Reconciled in Christ” congregation. As such we welcome all people regardless of their sexual identity. We are connected with other Reconciled in Christ Lutheran congregations within our geography through the Los Angeles Chapter of Lutherans Concerned, North America. There is also a national organization of GLBT Lutherans, Lutherans Concerned, North America (www.lcna.org). For more information, please contact myself or visit the website.
Four marks which connects us with the Crucified One, Jesus, who hung on the Cross with four marks (hands, side, head) and who risen from the dead, is with us now, and is the Lord of the Church whom we follow and proclaim.
May you hear and respond to the calling of our Lord in being strengthened through Word and Sacrament for the living of these days.
In Christ, our Crucified and Risen Savior