If you did not have the chance to watch the ELCA webcast “Confronting Racism,” I strongly encourage you to do so. The video features our ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton, and a member of the ELCA council, William B. Horne III. The two model the way a conversation about racism can happen with honesty and openness to the other’s experience. Their conversation gives hope that the sin of racism can be addressed by the church and local congregations. The video is 41 minutes long and can be accessed on www.elca.org; click on the red “Watch Now” button that appears on the first screen. I would love to receive your reactions to the webcast so please let me know what you think.
Make sure you have your calendar marked for next Sunday, August 23, when St. Mark celebrates its homecoming with one joint service at 10:30 am. A covered dish lunch will follow.
You just can’t get enough BAD-TV! The Zion Players present “BAD TV is Back” for your viewing pleasure August 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:00 pm. Come and thrill to witty dialogue, stunning song and dance and surprising costuming, all written and directed by our very own resident (genius) musician Vickie Sowers. As always, admission is free and an offering will be taken to support the six non-profits chosen by the Oak Grove Pavilion leaders.
Zion welcomes new members:
*Chick and Linda Fox, who transferred their membership from University Lutheran Church in East Lansing, Michigan.
*Marty Tome, who transferred her membership from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas. Chick, Linda and Marty - Welcome to all that is ours in Christ!
Please pray for B.J. Bauermeister who will have back surgery on Monday, August 17 and Phil Fullbright who will have eye surgery the next day.
If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. - Romans 12:18
Yours in Christ,