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CTS is a member of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA

Who We Are

Christ the Servant is a progressive, sacramental community dedicated to living out the implications of Jesus’ love ethic. But what does this mean?

Progressive – We feel called to live and love intentionally in the world. As Christians, we have an obligation to each other and to the world at large to share God’s love.  This means we work for social and economic justice, peace, human rights, and the dignity of all people, and this sometimes means exploring positions that make us reach beyond the commonplace, to look for new ways to help Christ’s light to the world.

Sacramental – We see God in the world and the incarnate Lord is fully human and fully God. We share in that oneness of spirit and world most strongly in the weekly Eucharist and in our baptism.

Community – We can’t be Christians alone; being part of a community of faith sustains us. We look to each other – our brothers and sisters in Christ – to support us in times of trial and to celebrate with us in moments of joy.  Each individual is part of a network of relationships all joined around the altar.

We try to follow our Lord’s example. Jesus opened his arms to those who society excluded. God’s love is meant for everyone. We work to extend our community to those in need, the homeless, the unemployed and those who are suffering.

We are a diverse group:

  • From many faith traditions as well as lifelong Lutherans
  • Families and singles
  • U.S. born and born in countries worldwide
  • Conservatives and liberals
  • Straight and gay

Reconciling in Christ – As disciples of Christ seeking justice and reconciliation among all people, we at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church welcome all into the fullness of God’s love.  We welcome everyone, without exception and regardless of sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, age, or anything else that too often divides us.

We recognize that there are no simple answers in life. Our 21st century faith calls us to reject simple platitudes and seek a meaningful role for people of God in today’s world.

We invite you to join us.