The Adult Book Group will begin discussing Climate Church, Climate World by the Rev. Jim Antal on Sunday February 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Emmaus Room. Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. Environmental leader Jim Antal presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous moral challenges. He suggests ways people of faith can reorient what they prize through new approaches to worship, preaching, witnessing and other spiritual practices that honor creation and cultivate hope. Books are available by ordering on Amazon. If you order through the publisher, you may enter promo code RLFANDF30 at checkout for a 30% discount. You are welcome to join the discussion any Sunday!
For Sunday, February 23rd, please read starting at page 20, “What’s at Stake? How urgent is the crisis?” and begin Chapter 2 “A Loving God for a Broken World”.
View this brief video to learn how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is addressing Creation Care. You will can find additional resources from the ELCA here.
You can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone. Join us as we assemble simple quilts.
No experience or equipment is needed. Volunteers stay as long as they like – an hour, two, or more. Quilting takes place at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer Street in Hanover (on-site parking). Continue reading Disaster Relief Quilting Schedule
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Kids Club happens Sunday mornings during the academic year, starting at 10:00 am. This is 20-25 minutes of children’s ministry with Pastor Kyle then time for a quick break before worship at 10:30 am. Kid’s Club usually includes a theme, bible story, teaching time, interactive video, and singing. There are always lots of laughs and many smiles. Our Kids Club serves all children in the same room, allowing children to learn from one another. While some of our children are regular attenders, Kids Club is certainly open to any child- even if it is your first time here!
Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual Human Rights campaign, held throughout the fall to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th. Each year, we write letters to support people and help end other abuses, such as individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity—people we call prisoners of conscience. Our Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring an opportunity for members of the congregation to write letters on behalf of, and personally to, prisoners of conscience.
In addition to the letter writing before worship on November 24th, there are letter-writing packets available to take home. Letters may be returned by Sunday, December 15 for an Offering of Letters you may mail the letters on your own.
As people of God, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to be a voice for those who have no voice by writing letters to let the oppressed go free. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year’s 2019 cases are all young people.
Please join us during the Advent time of waiting by speaking out on behalf of others. Thank you. For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-649-3828.