Gethsemane Lutheran, Seattle

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the congregation of Gethsemane Lutheran Church is dedicated to being a presence, “In Christ, In the City.”

ON Scripture

Thanks, Pr Javen Swanson, for this post.

Dr. Eric Barreto (Assoc. Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary) and Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo (Assoc. Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion at Williams College) look to the Bible to guide us through our response to Immigration, Migration and Refugees.

http://www.onscripture.com/are-we-safer-now-security-and-mercy-god%E2%80%99s-law

#SermonPrep #SundayWorship #Refugees

Kari

Do this now if you agree. Help keep local and state law enforcement independent of federal immigration overreach via ICE enforcement.

For IMMEDIATE action in Washington State:

State Senator Lisa Wellman [D-Mercer Island] has introduced SB5689 which will be on the floor today at 1:30pm. Please contact your state senators [look up your own -- http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/] to support this action and copy Noah Burgher who serves as Sen Wellman's assistant. [noah.burgher@leg.wa.gov]

Background:
The ‘Keep Washington Working Act’ aims to keep Washington’s economy thriving, protect the state from over-reaching federal immigration policy changes, and recognize the important role of immigrants in the workplace. The bill would create model policies for limiting immigration enforcement consistent with federal and state law and would prevent state and local law enforcement from using local tax dollars to assist in performing the functions of a federal immigration officer.

Sample text:
I support SB 5689 because I believe local and state law enforcement should not engage in the over-reaching policies of the federal government, particularly with respect to immigrants. [Add anything you'd like in terms of why, but getting the message out quickly is what's most important right now.]

on walls, and climbing over them

podbean.com

Resisting the idea of impssable walls. Also, learning to climb, to embrace, to reconcile.... Have a listen.

podbean.com Pr Joanne Engquist offers today's reflection with an awareness of the many walls being built (or proposed to be built) these days -- and asks us to think about how the teaching of Moses in Deuteronomy 30 and Jesus in Matthew 5 help us work toward what gives and supports life in the midst of these wa...

Huddled at GLC to promote justice and peace. The Garden encouraging us onward. #nobannowall #womensmarch #shepersisted #shinealight

Choosing life, we join The Garden in hosting a huddle on Sunday, 12-1:30pm in the community room. Organizing, collaborating, inspiring one another to let our concerns for justice be known. Welcome, all. (Also on Sunday at 911 Stewart: 9am forum on Islam; 10am worship.)

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911 Stewart St
Seattle, WA
98101
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