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a sermon for beholding and abiding

“If we take our full selves with us this evening to the proximity of the cross, we might ask how an unjust legal system and police forces continue to murder African-American males, including Stephon Clark? Or how xenophobia continues to sow distrust, anger, hate amongst God’s creation? Or how a sibling look can another sibling and say: you do not belong because of your sexuality.”

The Three Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil

The story of these three days is our story. Reborn in the waters of baptism, we are sent into the world for lives of costly service, but we are not sent alone. So we gather on these nights with those who are preparing to receive the gift of baptism to remember a supper spent with friends, testimony offered the face of empire, and the God of salvation whose story is as old as creation.

We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest!

A Modern-Day, Way-of-the-Cross Walk for Social Justice Friday, April 18th, beginning at the corner of Michigan & Congress in downtown Chicago, starting at noon On Good Friday (April 18th), our synod’s Working Group on the Middle East will join other social justice organizations in a Walk for Justice sponsored by 8th Day Center for Justice.