Our History and Beliefs
The Liberty Tunnels opened in January of 1924, making possible vehicular traffic from downtown Pittsburgh into the South Hills and the development of suburban communities. Mount Lebanon traces its early and fast growth to this event. Our congregation began as a mission church in 1925 in response to the worship needs of Lutherans settling in Mount Lebanon. We are one of thousands of congregations holding membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are a part of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA and are the largest Lutheran congregation in the immediate South Hills suburban area.
- As Lutheran Christians, we proclaim faith in the Triune God, confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is through His life, death, and resurrection that God redeems and fashions a new creation.
- As Lutheran Christians, we recognize the canonical Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God that provide the authoritative norm for life in faith.
- As Lutheran Christians, we worship God by the proclamation of His Word and administration of His Sacraments, as well as through lives and prayer, witness, and service.
- As Lutheran Christians, we care for the sick and the aged, advocate dignity and justice for all people, work for reconciliation and peace among the nations and stand with the poor and powerless, all response to God’s love for us.