Faith

Evangelical

Lutheran Church


 

212 N Eisenhower

Junction City, KS 66441

785-238-6567

Sunday Worship 9:00am

Coffee Fellowship after.


SECOND SUNDAY FOOD COLLECTION

The second Sunday of each month food items are collected and are given to either the Food Pantry or Open Door.  Donations are accepted at worship on the second Sunday.  Please remember to bring yours.  Thanks for all you do!

NOISY OFFERING

The third Sunday of each month there is a special offering for an organization or group. Remember to bring your coins.  Here are this year's recipients:

Jan:Crisis Center
Feb:Lutheran Campus Miistry
Mar:Camp Tomah Shinga
Apr:Project Graduation
May:Birthline
Jun:Food Pantry
Jul: Food Pantry
Aug:CASA
Sep:Geary County Ministerial
Oct:Pacesetters
Nov:Hospice
Dec:Open Door


 

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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
Restaurant Rovers will meet Sept 1 @ La Fiesta. 12:30
Birthday Lunch will be on Sept. 16, Stacy's, at 11:30


 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the Central States Synod,
 


As some of our national leaders level charges of racism against one another, it is important for us, as followers of Jesus Christ, to remind ourselves of the life-giving claims our church makes about race and tries in good faith to live out.

In 1993 voting members of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopted the Social Statement Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture.  The statement asserts that racism is sin and commits the church to engage in public leadership opposing it.  I encourage you to take a moment and read the full statement, which you can access here:

The statement explores important points, including the following:
 

  • Racism — a mix of power, privilege, and prejudice — is sin, a violation of God’s intention for humanity.
  • The ELCA is in mission in a multicultural society and is committed to welcome cultural diversity.
  • Those with access to opportunities, power, and institutions remain separate from those without such access, whose cultures often have been ridiculed and reviled, or destroyed.
  • Participation in public life is essential to doing justice, and the ELCA is committed to modeling honest engagement on issues of race.

The ELCA will support legislation that guarantees to all individuals equally: civil rights; access to quality education, health care, and nutrition; and opportunity for employment with fair compensation.

We believe that God has gathered the church together to live in the joyful reign of God as that reign was announced and modeled by Jesus.  So, we live into a future that is not fully here yet, but which is coming.  Too often, political leaders use our racial differences to stoke fear of “the other” and gain support for themselves.  Instead, as followers of Jesus let us absolutely reject such hate-mongering and see and celebrate racial diversity as the blessing God intends.  In Christ, there is no “the other”; there is only One.

--- Bishop Roger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ALTAR FLOWERS
Sept 8,15,22: Madelyn Brown for family. Sept. 29, October 6,13: Lori Post
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Deanna Campbell    Sue Carpenter    Linda Jordan    Geri Smith   
   Christina Bloom