Our continuing purpose, as a gathering of Christians, is to serve all people in God's world with the gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 28:18-20)
We will do this by proclaiming the law and the gospel, to lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for life and salvation (2 Timothy 4:2, Luke 24:26-48)
To strengthen believers in faith and sanctification through the means of grace (Romans 10:17)
To equip believers as disciples, stewards and witnesses for sharing the gospel of Jesus with fellow men (Ephesians 4:11-12)
What We Believe
The members of Crown of Glory Lutheran Church believe in the Triune God and that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. We profess the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, and the Book of Concord. We believe Jesus Christ is both true God and true Man, and that he lived a perfect life and died an innocent death to free us from the bondage of sin.
We are not perfect. Yet God tells us we have to be perfect to get to heaven. So are we hopeless? No! Jesus took our place. Instead of us dying eternally, he died on the cross to take away our imperfections. This makes us perfect in God's eyes. This means we can go to heaven. He did not just die for Christians, but for the whole World. Simply out of thanks do we praise the Lord and have the desire to tell others about him. Becuase of his love for us do we love others.
The Church of Crown of Glory has a brief history in comparison to that of Christ's Church. Jesus began the church, and it is the privilege of those who follow him to tell of what he's done for us. Here are some of the highlights of our congregation’s history.
Crown of Glory Lutheran Church began in 1981, when Pastor Peter Kruschel accepted the call to begin exploratory mission work in southwest Orlando. The first worship services were held in the Windermere Town Hall. Two years later Crown of Glory Lutheran Church was officially incorporated as a congregation. The first building, a worship/education/fellowship unit, was constructed in 1985.
In 1988 Pastor Raymond Schumacher accepted the call to serve as pastor.
In 1992 the present chapel building was constructed.
In 1997 a preschool was added, and the current plans are to construct a new preschool/education building facing busy Apopka-Vineland Road.
In 2000 seminary graduate Peter Schmidt was called to be the new pastor of Crown of Glory.
In 2006 Pastor James Schumann was installed as pastor.
In 2019 Pastor Jon Bitter, our current pastor, was installed.
The Lord has greatly blessed Crown of Glory Lutheran Church. The greatest blessing is the preaching and teaching of the true gospel: the great good news of forgiveness of sins, new life and eternal salvation as free gifts of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ. To God alone be the glory!
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