We pray for our brothers and sisters at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., as they mourn the tragic deaths of nine of their community members, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C. We pray for all those who grieve and that our houses of worship be places of peace and refuge. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God's word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.
On Sunday, June 28, volunteers from First Trinity will be joining our friends at South Loop Campus Ministry to help serve their monthly community meal. Those interested in volunteering or donating food are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very worthwhile experience that consists of preparing and serving a meal, and then joining in eating the meal with our guests. After clean up we gather to discuss the experience and what it means. If you can make it, you don’t want to miss this. Current and future college students are especially encouraged to come.
Mary, Rene, Christine H, Tara, Pr. Ben, Zarana, Tom G, Gerald and Pr. Tom at the LSTC Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception. Pr. Tom was the recipient of the 2015 Emerging Voice in Ministryaward.
Yami, Alicia, Rene, (not pictured: Pr. Tom, Pr. Ben, Mary) presented at a workshop at LSTC's 2015 Leadership Conference. The workshop was titled "Community over Charity".
ELCA Clergy and Leaders pictured with Bishop Miller at last Mondays #MoralMondaysIL action.