Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Immanuel Lutheran Church (Viroqua, WI).
Their welcome statement reads:
“Welcome to Immanuel!!
We welcome you today to worship with us in this space. We share God’s grace and mercy with all who pass through these doors. People of all colors, sexual orientations, gender identities’, gender expressions and LGBTQIA+ identified individuals are welcome. We invite people regardless of their race, religion, or country of origin, to worship and join our community. We are committed to racial equity. The Holy Spirit guides us as we celebrate the Word and Sacrament using a variety of liturgies and music, in a variety of spaces–in the sanctuary, in the garden, on Facebook, on community television, in homes, in hospitals and wherever else we are led. We invite you to celebrate with us and join our family and our ministry. All who believe in the presence of Jesus, the Christ, in the elements of wine and bread are welcome at the communion table. We invite the Sunday School students, confirmation students and adults to assist with worship since worship is essential.
We worship together to receive forgiveness, so that we can forgive. We serve all in response to God’s love and mercy, both those in our community and those beyond our walls. We witness God’s greatness within our community and beyond and want to use our gifts to share the good news. We offer opportunities for learning whether you are a child, youth, or adult and whether you are new to the scriptures or more familiar with the scriptures. Our learning includes learning to care for God’s creation and seeing Christ in everyone we meet. We encourage all to join in fellowship. Welcome to all who worship or minister with us today. We hope that your experience provides meaning and comfort to you on this day that the Lord has made. Alleluia!“
Learn more about Immanuel Lutheran Church at: www.immanuel-lc.org