Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Desert Streams Lutheran Church (Waddell, AZ).
Their welcome statement reads:
“In response to the overwhelming love of God, we stand in awe of the wideness of God’s mercy. In faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome as members of our extended family all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources or family status.
As followers of Christ, all members of Desert Streams Lutheran Church are compelled by the Gospel to seek reconciliation and wholeness in a world that is all too often an unloving place. Therefore, rejoicing in God’s abundant grace, we extend a special welcome to all. Whether LGBTQ, whatever country of origin or ancestry, whether believer, doubter or seeker; in Christ’s love we welcome all people so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can work together to usher in God’s reign of justice, peace and mercy.”
Learn more about Desert Streams Lutheran Church at: www.desertstreams-surprise.org