A long local history
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay was organized in 1874. It was the original Norwegian Synod congregation in this area of Michigan with the pastor serving, at one time or another, seventeen different communities. The present church building was constructed in 1886 with lumber made from logs donated by members of the congregation. The new entrance was added in 1972. Extensive remodeling was done to the church basement in 1982. The congregation entered into the Merger of 1917, but rejoined the ELS in 1922.
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Martin Luther’s Small Catechism is a masterful summary of the Bible’s teachings, arranged in a topical format, making it an ideal source to find answers for our faith.
THE CHRISTIAN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Do you believe you are a sinner?
Yes, I believe it; I am a sinner.
- How do you know this?
From the Ten Commandments, which I have not kept.
- Are you also sorry for your sins?
Yes, I am sorry that I have sinned against God.
What We Believe
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