As believers, Christ is at the center of everything we do. This is especially true when believers gather together for worship. Without Christ, we would have no reason to gather for worship. We would be separated from God and each other. We would cower in shame in the presence of God. But Christ, our Savior, has restored our relationship with God. This fact brings us two-fold joy. We open our hearts to receive His saving gospel. We also open our arms to offer to Christ our thanks, our lives, our everything. Read More
On Sunday, July 20, at 4:00 p.m., Christ the Vine's new pastor, Derek Bartelt, will be ordained and installed. Please come join us as we celebrate this milestone blessing for Pastor Bartelt and for our congregation.
There will be a fellowship meal following the service. All are invited to attend!
Pastor Bartelt is a 2014 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. He and his wife, Emily, have been married for about a year. Emily is a physical therapist and has a position in Temecula. The Bartelts are moving to join us from the Milwaukee area.
Pastor Bartelt grew up in Temecula; moving to Wisconsin with his family after completing elementary school at St. Stephen Lutheran School in Fallbrook. Welcome home!
We look forward to seeing many of you at the ordination and installation. The preacher for the service is Pastor David Valleskey of Vista. Pastor Jon Bucholtz, President of the AZ-CA District of WELS, will officiate.
Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ! We are glad that you've chosen to view our website. We invite you to join us for Sunday family worship at 10 a.m. and Bible study, for all ages, at 9:00 a.m. The heart of our church is Christ who first loved us and gave himself for us as our Savior and Redeemer. The head of our church is Christ who through his Word, the Bible, directs the life of our congregation, its mission and purpose and unites us in our common faith, doctrine and practice. The spirit of our Church comes from Christ whose love motivates us to a life of discipleship and service. The body of our church is made up of people, just like you, who confess Christ as their Savior and are united in Christian faith by confessional agreement in doctrine and practice. The mission of our Church is established by Christ who said, "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always , to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20.
We warmly invite you and your family to grow in your Christian discipleship as a member of Christ the Vine. Please contact our Pastor for more information about how you can know Jesus as your Savior and establish your fellowship with like-minded Christians at Christ the Vine.
Our Mission Statement at Christ the Vine Lutheran Church
Compelled by the love of Christ, we, Christ the Vine Lutheran Church will go and make disciples for Christ by baptizing and teaching in the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are committed to growing in our faith through the regular use of God's Word, his sacraments, and prayer and being empowered by the Holy Spirit through that Word, sharing our faith with our neighbors in the Temecula Valley and the world.