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At Mount Tabor we believe that living God's love begins with the open invitation to all people to join us at the Meal that is central to our worship life. Inclusive, unconditional love meets us where Christ gives himself freely to us. In the Meal of holy communion, we remember and celebrate Jesus' sacrificial love that empowers our serving in the world. For us, "grace" means that God meets us just as we are with joy and new life. This is why we worship God together every week.
All are invited. All are welcome: young and old, doubters and believers, seekers and disciples. Our diversity at the Meal reflects the beauty of our Creator's wisdom. Come celebrate with us, and be empowered by God's love for justice, peace, and community!
Family Separation: What can we do ?
From Bishop Gonia: This critical situation demands that we as Christ’s Church speak up and act.
Peter Severson, Director of Lutheran Advocacy Colorado introduces how we can respond ---
In early May, the United States federal government announced a new policy whereby families crossing the Mexico-U.S. border would be separated and criminally prosecuted. This policy has torn apart hundreds of families since it was enacted, and has separated over 1,300 children from their parents. Instead of addressing the root causes of why people migrate, this policy attacks those seeking refuge in the United States, causing further trauma and despair.
We echo the statement released by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, along with nearly two dozen of her colleagues in denominational and faith community executive leadership.
We also stand with the National Council of Churches in specifically rejecting “the misuse of Romans 13 by Attorney General Sessions…to justify reprehensible actions. Many more scripture passages insist on helping the immigrant, the sojourner, the poor, and those in need of aid.”
Many in our congregations are now wondering what they can do to help respond to this cruel, inhumane, and unjust policy. Here are some practical steps we encourage people to take:
Hope is Rising in South Sudan
In 2015, an idea was born. It was an idea that brought together people from across the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, and across the ELCA. It became more than just an idea as prayers were lifted, funds were raised, shovels broke ground and bricks were laid!
The Reconciliation Lutheran Church Community Center and Primary Health Care Clinic opened its doors in November of 2017 as thousands gathered to worship and celebrate. Global ministry projects like this vital center in Juba, South Sudan, are made possible through ELCA Global Church Sponsorship!
View the video about "Hope Rising in Juba, South Sudan."
We as the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA invite all into the fullness of God’s love. This invitation is inclusive of people of every race, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, sex, or station in life. We pledge to use our differences as gifts for our work together.