Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Recommended Congregational Actions for Peace - August 16-17, 2014

The Working Group on the Middle East has two recommended actions for Metro Chicago Synod congregations to take for the weekend of August 16-17. Please use all of your church communication channels to publish these two actions.

First . . . have you been reading the newspapers … the Internet?

Do you want to know more… about something new and something old?

About what is truly happening in Israel and Palestine?

About something promising?

There is good news and not-so-good news and we'd like to tell you more!! Come to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1133 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL on August 24th, 3:30-5:00 pm. to hear and learn more about the “word on the street”.

Recently returned from the Holy Land, Ed Thompson and the Rev. John Holm will be the presenters to help us understand this good and not-so-good news. Come join us from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Light refreshments and conversation to follow.

Join the Facebook event and invite friends!

Second, remember still to have the one minute of silence for the end to the conflict and for the safety of all Christians in the Middle East. (See Bishop Eaton’s recommendation for 60 seconds of silence during the prayers of the church and additional language in last week's recommendations.)

On behalf of the WGME,

Rev. Joanne Fitzgerald
Martin Luther Lutheran Church