The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a collection of Lutheran churches who all subscribe to the Bible as the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God, and the sole highest authority in doctrine.
With this in mind, the LCMS puts its full trust in God’s Word, as it was given to us by God, without any need for us to add, remove, or otherwise update in its content and teaching. The LCMS also holds to the Book of Concord as the correct summary and explanation of God’s Word, because it is such.
The mission statement of the LCMS is this:
In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.
The Book of Concord may be read in its entirety here.
Mt Olive Lutheran Church
Mt Olive is a congregation of faithful Christians who have been meeting in the church on the East side of Tucson for many years.
At this church, Christ is the center of everything. Uncompromisingly Christian, and unashamedly Lutheran, the members of this church count on Christ’s death to pay for their sins, and look forward to the bodily resurrection and eternity with the Lord.
Every member is simultaneously a saint and sinner, so we strive to treat each other with Christian love while counting on Christ’s forgiveness for when we sin. Living under the power of forgiveness allows imperfect individuals to love one another as fellow children of God.
Rev. Wirtz is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He holds a Master’s in Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He Served for 6 years in the United States Marine Corps as enlisted, and currently is a chaplain in the Arizona Army National Guard. He was called to serve as the sole pastor of Mt Olive in the summer of 2020, where he is joined by his wife and 3 small children.
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