Holy Absolution is offered for those whose conscience is bothered by the weight of sin. Luther said, “When I urge you to go to confession, I am simply urging you to be a Christian.” The declaration of God’s forgiveness is made publicly in our services or, should it be desired, in private, before the pastor.
Pastoral Counseling is offered for the care of individuals and families as they face their problems, burdens, fears, and illnesses. More than good advice is shared, since the pastor assists them to find help and healing from the Word of God. God's love in Christ for sinners is at the heart of this ministry.