Now today, I was mesmerized by watching the Inauguration on television. On those very same steps where we saw hatred and bigotry being acted out, today we heard hopeful, inspiring, comforting words about unity, working together, speaking the truth, racial justice, defeating white supremacy and domestic terrorism, and moving forward with fighting this pandemic. Sisters and brothers in Christ, my spirit is filled with joy! I trust yours is as well!
During this time of transition at Elim, we will be asking and discerning where God is leading us. Our Transition Team will be working on our profile which will tell us and potential pastors where we believe God is calling us.
I believe and trust that the saints of Elim will continue their good work of reaching out to the poor in our neighborhood and out into the world. Because I know where your hearts are and where your strong faith has taken you in the past, I believe and trust that Elim Lutheran Church is poised to step into the future by continuing to lift up our voices in praise to God, speaking out against injustice, and continuing the work of caring for the poor. It is needed now, more than ever.
Let us pray: Be with us, holy mystery of Love, to dream big dreams together. Teach us, O God, to live in it, to love in it, be reconciled in it, lest we miss Kingdom’s goal. Amen. (Taken from the prayers of both of the pastors who prayed at the beginning and the end of the Inauguration)
In Christ’s Love,