The Creeds are what we confess to ourselves, one another, and publicly to the world on Sundays, and they are foundational beliefs for us as Christians. These beliefs about God govern our reality and the way we see the world and ourselves. We will recite the Creeds together in the forms of catechism questions and answers, responsive readings, or the historic creeds. This week, we declared the Apostle's Creed together:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.