Drive Through Communion: Sunday, 6/28, 9 – 10 am at Trinity!
Communion is a sacred gift to us from God. Jesus commanded that we “do this to remember” him and still serves as the host of this meal. Come. Receive this gift, be strengthened by the love and sacrifice of Jesus, be renewed. To prepare yourself for receiving communion, please worship online with us at 8 am.
Pastor Amy and Pastor Dan will be stationed in the parking lot ready to distribute blessed elements of juice and wafer, the body and blood of Jesus. All you need to do is roll down your window!
- Even with mask and glove precautions, there is some element of risk to this. If you feel unwell or are hesitant in any way, please stay home. Jesus loves you!
- Enter the church parking lot of Lincoln Street and wrap around the building (arrows). Parking lot attendants will direct you to stations where Pastor Amy and Pastor Dan will pass communion to you through your window.
Please note: the church will be closed and bathrooms unavailable.
Gluten Free Wafers available on request
Yes! You can bring your offering to communion.
Yes! You can bring your quarters for Guatemala to communion.
Yes! You can bring your pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House to communion.
LWR School Kits
Ruth Circle will be collecting school kits, supplies and or a monetary donation towards needed supplies again this year for LWR. We ask that if you feel comfortable shopping for the supplies that you would make a complete kit and bring to the church on drive thru communion Sunday or another day to be announced. Ruth Circle deeply appreciates your help in providing these much needed school kits. It has been a difficult year in every sense for our communities locally nationally and globally.
School Kits items:
4-70 country spiral notebooks
1 ruler with centimeters
1 pencil sharpener
1 blunt scissors
5 unsharpened pencils with erasers
5 black or blue pens
1 2 1/2 inch eraser
Again thank you for your help.
If you have questions contact Stephanie Beran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will be a Special Meeting of the Synod Assembly on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at multiple locations, connected digitally, for the purpose of electing the next bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin and other germain business as deemed necessary.
Please consider joining Pastor Amy in the work of our synod’s Racial Equity Team. The Racial Equity Team would like your help in creating an anti-racist network throughout our synod in order to foster collaboration and action. We know many of our congregations are already doing important work – book studies, speakers, dialogue, advocacy – and we believe we can and must do more together. Our goal is to identify a Racial Equity Liaison at each congregation. Fill out this form to get your congregation involved: https://bit.ly/scswracialequity
Resources for Anti-Racism Work
Doing our anti-racist homework (specifically for those of us who are white): Often times the emotional labor and burden of racial justice work falls on people of color. For real change to happen and as an act of care for our siblings, white people need to take ownership of their anti-racist education. There are many good books and blog posts about racism and white privilege. Organize a group in your church (or partner with a nearby church) to “do your homework.”
A few good resources for congregational discussion:
- Church specific resources:
- Consider studying the Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent
- “On Behalf of Our Children: Wisconsin’s Racial Disparities and the Call of the Gospel” – a Study Guide from the Wisconsin Council of Churches
- ELCA Racial Justice Resources
- SCSW Racial Equity Bibliography
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Book & Movie) – Stevenson spoke at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering. His memoir is a good introduction to systemic racism in our criminal justice system. The book was turned into a movie. The movie is free to rent online for the month of June on YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video.
- Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- A list of 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance
- Emanuel – Study Guide for Discussion
- Just Mercy
- A Time for Burning – About a Lutheran pastor and church in the 1960s in Omaha that tries to cross the race divide with simple dinner meetings between members of two Lutheran churches, one black and one white.
- Church specific resources:
PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR…..Judy Almquist, Marsha Anderson, Sandy Anderson, Nick Bee, Linda Doerr, Kim Hannan, Renee Jensen, Ron Kemmerling, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lang, Steffani Liebel, Rick Liebel, Dan Morrow, Pam Nicholas, Debbie Pierce, Tom Pomraning, Violet Prust, Paul Reed, Tim Sawyer, Denny Stark, Shelley Scheurm, Ruth Smithback, Karen Weber, Donna Weeks, Aryzone Zick, Donald Zuehlke and those we name silently in our hearts.
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