A new RIC community: St. Paul Lutheran Church (Lodi, CA)

ReconcilingWorks is proud to present our newest RIC community: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lodi, California!

Their welcome statement reads: “Welcome to St. Paul’s Holy Communion worship. We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You are welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Pope, or haven’t been to church since Easter ten years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome athletic moms, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk food eaters. We welcome you regardless of your skin color, your profession or the language you prefer to speak. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like “organized religion.” (At times we’re not that keen on it either.) We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to St. Paul’s. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost in the midst of wine tasting and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters . . . and you!”

Join them for worship on Sundays at 9:30am or Wednesdays at 6pm, or visit them online at http://www.stpaullodi.net/!