Wednesday, December 04, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
This Advent season, it is our prayer that you will find God’s hope being born among you. That God’s hope, born to us this season, will provide for you a sense of belonging, an encouragement of grace, a call to join the motley crew of God’s beloved to receive not only the Christ child, but one another.
Wednesday’s during the season of Advent
Worship at 6:00 pm - Holden Evening Prayer with Communion
Education at 6:45 pm - Room 40
Join us as we explore how we, as a community united by God’s grace, come together, no longer as strangers, but as a people of God, bound together by the magnificent hope of Christ born among us.
Wednesday, December 4
Remembering the Stranger. Loving the Stranger
Presenter: Professor Jim Boyce
In Baptism God has chosen and renamed each one of us: “No longer a stranger.” Called to remember, now every act of service to the stranger, in every corner of life, can flow from a living and daring confidence in God’s mercy and grace. This session will examine a biblical basis for acts of service to the neighbor.
Wednesday, December 11
Welcoming the Stranger
Presenter: Mark Prokesh, Immigration Attorney
Mark will explain the current situation at the border, describing the U. S. immigration process and recent changes to past practices. In addition, he’ll discuss why current Central American asylum seekers Seek protection here.
Wednesday, December 18
Engaging the Stranger in Lutheran Witness
Presenters: Pastor Kristie Henning and Nancy Olson
This session begins with historical foundations of Lutheran care for the stranger leading up to the 2019 ELCA assembly vote to become a “sanctuary denomination.” The primary focus will explain the church wide AMMPARO ministry and St. Paul Synod responses. Lastly, we will discuss local church responses to immigration needs and ways to engage at Roseville Lutheran Church.
There is a magnificent hope for all of us born this Advent season - the hope of the Christ child who comes to all of us; the young, the old, the rich, the poor. We all come to the manger from different places, but we never leave as strangers.