CHLC family and friends!
coming Sunday, August 17, is the 10 Sunday after
Pentecost. We hear some challenging words from
Jesus this week ... he has come not to bring
peace, but rather division. As we consider the
radical love of God, we cannot deny that it
will divide folks who may not want that kind
of love for the world. What is judgement all
about for us Christians who are at the same
time saints and sinners? We will try to consider
all of those things this week in our worship.
is a time to celebrate as we will welcome Jay
King-Field into the Christian family through
the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Jay is the son
of Dven King-Field and Janelle Robinette, grandson
of Marion Robinette and brother to Alan.
the Churchwide Assembly last week, I have heard
and seen many different reactions to what came
about. I believe that our Bishop, Suzanne Dillahunt,
has a very helpful pastoral letter about the
assembly. I am attaching a link to that letter
for those with online access. If you are receiving
this through the USPS, you can check out printed
copies on the shelf in the church lobby outside
am also attaching the link to our ELCA Social
Statement on Immigration, passed six years ago
at the assembly in Pittsburgh.
are certainly things that we can talk about
in regards to our call to faithful living, especially
in relation with our government, immigrants,
and all of our international neighbors.
will see you in worship!