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Pastoral Letter on #WontBeErased

Beloveds, This fall is full of anxiety and trepidation, anger and fear, for transgender people. Our government is circulating a memo proposing to legally define gender according to anatomy at birth, a definition rejected by scientists and activists alike. It attempts to legally erase transgender and intersex people from our nation. A legal definition like… Continue reading Pastoral Letter on #WontBeErased


125th Anniversary Story Project

On October 26th, 2018, we celebrate the 125th birthday of First Lutheran Church. We celebrate 125 years: ... of ministry and service, ... of joy and laughter, ... of grief and sorrow, ... of giving and receiving hospitality, ... of grace and forgiveness, ... of following Jesus Christ. So in 125 years, what have we… Continue reading 125th Anniversary Story Project

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Pastoral Letter regarding the shooting in Las Vegas

Beloved of Christ, Many of you saw the headline this morning. A gunman in Las Vegas opened fire on a concert, killing at least fifty people and injuring hundreds more in the largest mass shooting in recent United States history. These lives lost add to the more than 30,000 Americans alone who died in gun… Continue reading Pastoral Letter regarding the shooting in Las Vegas