A New RIC Community: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rockville, MD)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rockville, MD).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Called to fulfill our baptismal covenant, while seeking reconciliation with God and with people, we live in faithfulness, through Jesus Christ, by:

Trusting in God,
we believe there is a place for people of all ages and physical and mental abilities at the Lord’s table.

Proclaiming Christ in word and deed,
we open our doors to people of every nationality, race, and ethnicity, while confessing the sin of racism and the harm racism has caused.

Caring for others and the world God made,
we invite and support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions into our community, as we commit ourselves to removing unspoken barriers to participation and leadership.

Working for justice and peace,
we seek to include people of every social, economic, cultural, and faith background in the life and decision-making of the congregation, and strive to overcome injustice, discord, and fighting in our community and world.

We, the people of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, invite all people—believers, doubters, and seekers—to join us in creating space to explore the intersection of faith, life, and society.”

Learn more about St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at: www.stjohnsrockville.org