What We Teach
We Lutherans believe in the Triune God—the Father the Creator of all, the Son the Redeemer and Savior of all people, and the Holy Spirit the Enlightener and Sustainer.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, God’s saving story, our guide for life.
We believe Christ is truly present with us in his gifts of the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.
When we gather for worship, we share with believers everywhere. As members of the ELCA we connect, worship and serve with Christians worldwide in ecumenical witness and service.
We welcome all regardless of who they are, where they are from, or what their abilities are as Christ welcomed all to his table.
When we care for others, when we spread God’s saving message and when we give of ourselves to others, we live out our Christian calling.
We are saved by the grace of God alone, not by anything we do.
We trust that our sins are forgiven for Christ’s sake, who died for us. We call that trust “faith.”
We believe that grace and trust free us from fear, guilt, and worry so that we can live with joy and love.
We respond to God’s grace by loving the creation that God loves, especially the poor, hungry, lonely, and vulnerable.
About Pastor Jeanne
After Pastor Jeanne Larsen retired from full-time ministry in Maryland, she and her husband Lynn moved to Berthoud. She has enjoyed being a pulpit supply pastor in churches from Casper, Wyoming, to south
Denver. She also served nearly a year as a bridge interim pastor in Brush and Fort Morgan.
She loves the privilege of meeting and serving God’s people in so many different churches. In September, Pastor Jeanne was called through the synod and bishop to be Saron's interim pastor. She says, “I hope to be able to continue to help them grow in God’s love and service until they are able to call a permanent pastor.”
We are located at 1656 Main Street in Strasburg, Colorado. Use the handy map for directions, and come and worship Sundays at 8:30 a.m.! Whether you are looking for a church home, spending a night at the KOA Camp, or wanting a place to drop in and worship when the mood strikes, you are welcome at Saron!
Saron Lutheran Church was established in Adams County by Norwegian immigrants in 1911. They first met at Hill Top School and chartered as "Saron Sandinavisk Lutherisk Menighed." The name was changed to its present day form on December 8, 1920. "Saron" is Norwegian for "Sharon," a reference to the Sharon Plain which constitutes the northern half of the coastal plain of modern-day Israel. It is mentioned in the Bible and seemed appropriate for a church established on the high plains of Eastern Colorado.
Saron built a church in 1941 at 1656 Main Street in Strasburg. Through the fundraising of the Women's group, two additions have been made over the years to accommodate the growing numbers of attendees and the need for fellowship and educational activities.
Located on I-70, Saron Lutheran Church continues to serve God, the local community, nomads and homesteaders alike.