A new RIC community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Burtonsville, MD)

ReconcilingWorks is proud to present our newest Reconciling in Christ congregation, Epiphany Lutheran Church in Burtonsville, Maryland!

Their welcome statement reads: “As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people of our world, knowing that the world is often a place of alienation and brokenness, a harsh and unloving place. Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society and active witnesses to God’s presence in the world. We commit to being a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. We believe that all deserve a safe environment to hear the God’s Word, to find sanctuary, and to be fed and sustained by the gifts of grace presented in baptism and communion. We believe strongly that all persons have valuable stories and infinite worth. We seek to ensure that the WHOLE Body of Christ receives nourishment: the nourishment of food, and of love, and of welcome, and of support, and of respect. Therefore, rejoicing in God’s abundant grace, we extend a special welcome to all who are seeking God’s love and grace.  As members of Epiphany Lutheran Church, we welcome you regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, culture, addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Everyone who gathers here are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation. We pledge to ourselves and to all others that we will strive to live as a reconciling people, in our life together and in our outreach to the world.”

Join them for worship on Sundays at 10:30am, or visit them online at http://www.elcserves.org/!