PRIDE 2020 celebrations amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic will look a little different than previous years – but ReconcilingWorks is here to celebrate with you, and help support your faith community as you continue to boldly welcome, include, and celebrate your beloved LGBTQIA+ siblings.

Deepening & Expanding Welcome in Online Worship

During these unprecedented times, now more than ever, it is important to create an inclusive worship space for your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) siblings. Created in partnership with fellow Welcoming Church Programs, we hope that you find these online worship suggestions helpful in deepening and expanding welcome.  

 

 

Prayer for June 7, 2020

God of LOVE, we thank you for the Spirits who were trailblazers, moving and shaking people’s hearts and minds. Stir up in us that same energy of those who helped pave the way for where our LGBTQIA+ siblings are today. May we never stop expanding the borders of love and acceptance for queer, brown, and black bodies.
In Your Mercy | Hear Our Prayer

Prayer for June 14, 2020

Compassionate Jesus, on the days where this work of justice and reconciliation feel like too much, help lighten our load. Soften our hearts to welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, in all of the bodies in which they encompass. Teach us to learn and relearn, with humility and excitement.
In Your Mercy | Hear Our Prayer

Prayer for June 21, 2020

Creator God, we marvel in awe of the expansiveness of your creation. Your margins of diversity are boundless, and for that, we thank you. Each of our beloved LGBTQIA+, brown, and black siblings are beautifully and wonderfully made, all in Your image. Teach us to love people, just as they are, and embrace their identity fully, as you have embraced us.
In Your Mercy | Hear Our Prayer

Prayer for June 28, 2020

Weaver of Justice, let us be your hands and feet! May we follow the Spirits lead and work for justice and equity for our LGBTQIA+, brown, and black siblings. In prayer we say Black Lives Matter, that our LGBTQIA+ siblings are made in your image, and we are committed to your ministry of reconciliation.
In Your Mercy | Hear Our Prayer

 


Queer Eye Discussion Guide

ReconcilingWorks and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) partnered together to help create this discussion guide resource so that you and your faith community can have faithful dialogue around the episode and your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) siblings. As you discuss the ways in which God calls our queer siblings beloveds, ReconcilingWorks and ELM hope that this resource can help support engagement that may deepen and expand your understanding of the ways in which we welcome, include, and celebrate LGBTQIA+ people in the lives of our faith communities.

 

 

ReconcilingWorks will have daily information throughout the month of June on our Facebook page, so be sure to Like, Follow, and Share! Help join in the online festivities and celebrations during #RWKSPRIDE2020