Who We Are
Lewis Lake Covenant Church is a warm, friendly congregation where people are given many opportunities to come to Christ and grow in their faith. It doesn’t matter where a person’s starting point is because we offer ministries for men, women, youth, small groups, and in-depth Bible studies.
Lewis Lake Covenant Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. How do we go about that? By leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That’s the driving purpose behind everything we do.
Established in ...
As we prepare for the future, we are thankful for the vision of our forefathers. We praise God for what He has provided in this community since our church was established and thank Him for his leading.
Lewis Lake Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) – a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
What makes the Covenant unique from other denominations is the fact that while it strongly affirms the clear teaching of the Word of God, it allows believers the personal freedom to have varying interpretations on theological issues that are not clearly presented in Scripture.
The Evangelical Covenant Church believes that the Bible is God’s Word and is our only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. It also believes that everyone needs to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Deity of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. jn. 1:1,2; 3:16; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 4:15)
Man Created and Fallen
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred physical death, and also spiritual death which is separation from God.
(Gen. 1:26; 2:17; 3:6; 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-19, 23; 8:6,7)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all who believe on Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
(Matt. 26:28; Jn. 1:29; 3:16-18; Rom. 3:24-26; 5:6-9; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:20; I Pet. 3:18)
Resurrection and Ascension
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us.
(Jn. 20:20; Acts 1:9; I Cor. 15:3-8; Eph. 1:22,23; Heb. 1:3; 7:17,25,26; 10:12; I Jn. 2:1)
Salvation Only Through Christ
We believe that all those (and only those) who by faith* receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, are miraculously born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby, without benefit of any human merit, religious rite or ceremony, partake of the Divine life and nature, and are sealed by the Holy Spirit for time and eternity.
(Jn. 1:12; 3:16-18,36; 10:28; Eph. 1:13; 2:8,9; 4:30; I Pet. 1:18,19,23; I Jn. 5:13; Jude 1:24)
* Faith may here be defined as that trust in the God of the Scriptures and in Jesus Christ whom
He hath sent, which receives Him as Saviour and Lord, and impels to loving obedience and good works. (Jn. 1:12; Jas. 2:14-26) Saving faith includes and implies that change of mind which is called repentance.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that, at the time of the new birth, the believer receives the Holy Spirit and by Him is baptized into the body of Christ; is forever indwelt by the Holy Spirit as guide and comforter; and if yielded to Him, is empowered for service.
(Jn. 3:5; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 6:19, 12:13; Gal. 3:26-28; 5:16,17,25; Titus 3:5; I Jn. 2:20,27)
Spiritual Unity of Believers
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the "Head of the Body, the Church," and having become members one of another, are under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, loving one another with a pure heart fervently.
(Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 4:3-10; Col. 1:18; 3:14,15)
We believe that believer's baptism, according to the Scriptures, and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the church and that they are a Scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. The ordinances contribute or impart nothing to saving grace.
We believe that baptism pictures the believer's death, burial and resurrection with Christ.
We believe that, in the Lords Supper, the bread symbolizes the Body of Christ. When broken it is a picture of the broken body of Christ on the cross. The wine (grape juice) symbolizes the shed Blood of Christ. Only those who have received Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord may be participants.
(Matt. 26:26-30; 28:18-20; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 11:23-26,29-32).
The Christian Walk and Service
We believe that we are called to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit; that each believer is endowed with divine, enabling gifts for service; that we are divinely reckoned to be related to this world as pilgrims and witnesses, striving to make Christ known to all men.
(Matt. 28:18,19; Jn.17:18; Rom.12:6; Gal. 5:16-23; I Cor. 3:9-15; II Cor. 5:10; I Pet. 2:11)
The Blessed Hope
We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
(Jn. 14:2,3; Acts 1:9-11; I Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14)
The Evil One
We believe that Satan is a real being, a personal devil, the originator of sin; that he, the enemy of God, the "father of lies," the great deceiver of mankind, is the instigator of all false systems of religion, and that, with him, all persistent followers of such will find their end in the lake of fire.
(Gen. 3:1-19; Isa. 14:12-17; II Cor. 4:3,4 11:13-15; I Tim. 4:1-3; Rev. 20:1-3,10,15)
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
(Lk. 16:19-26; I Cor. 15:51-54; I Thess. 4:13-18; II Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15)
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
1 Corinthians 3:17
John 16:7-13, 14:16-17
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13
2 Peter 1:20-21
Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven.
Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness."
In Non-Essential Beliefs, we have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.
In All our Beliefs, we show charity. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If you have any questions or need directions, please ask one of our door greeters.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LEWIS LAKE:
Social Hour coffee and fellowship every Sunday in the Narthex prior to service.
Bibles, Hymnals, Connect Cards & Special Offering Envelopes are located on the bookcase at the back of the sanctuary.
Connect Cards help us to get to know our visitors a little better and can also be used to share a prayer request with us. If you like, please fill one out and drop it in the offering plate.
Staffed Nursery for ages infant to 3 years is located in the Narthex (through main doors and straight ahead).
Restrooms are located at the back of the sanctuary (on the right side of the back wall tucked behind the stairway).
Join us for coffee and refreshments following the service.
The word “Covenant” refers to the agreement that both churches and individual Christians have within the Covenant to serve together doing the Lord’s work. Evangelical refers to the fact that this church believes in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Yes, we have been around since
Though we are well rooted and have a lot of tradition to lean on and be proud of, we are also a growing, changing church. God has and continues to lead us through the process of renewal and steady growth.
Yes, our entire facility is accessible for wheel-chairs, etc. Visually impaired folks will enjoy the large screen projection. Scripture and songs are easily seen.
We believe that the focus in worship needs to be on God, rather than the style of music. We value the wonderful hymns and praise songs that have been a part of the church's style of worship for many years.
We also believe that the church must be relevant to the culture in which God has placed it in order to effectively reach the unchurched, which includes singing new songs and more up beat music.
Therefore, we offer a mix of contemporary songs and traditional hymns.
The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.
The Northwest Conference is comprised of roughly 140 Evangelical Covenant Churches in Minnesota, the Dakotas and western Wisconsin.
These churches come in all shapes and sizes. They are urban, ethnic, town & country and suburban.
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