We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:
He calls the worlds into being,
creates man in His own image
and sets before Him the ways of life and death.
He seeks in Holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
He judges men and nations by His righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
He has come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death
and reconciling the world to Him.
He bestows upon us His Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
He calls us into His church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be His servants in the service of men,
to proclaim the gospel to all the world
and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at His table,
to join Him in His passion and victory.
He promises to all who trust Him
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
His presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in His Kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto Him. Amen.