October 14, 2020
Articles for the November Grace Messenger are due Monday, October 19. Please email to Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE (LDR) is engaging with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California and Lutheran Social Services of Northern California, along with the three California synods (Sierra Pacific, Southwest California, and Pacifica), to assess the wildfire situation and determine the best ways to respond. GIVE TO WILDFIRE RELIEF NOW
CONVERSATION SERIES – The Ally Virtual Tour: Women to Women on Faith, Gender and the Future of America. Four nights of conversation with four different topics, featuring seven women leaders in the faith community. Learn more and register here: Ally Tour
PSALM PROJECT: DAY BY DAY WITH GRACE
THERE ARE STILL SOME READING SPOTS OPEN, but we’re in the final third of the psalm readings. If you’ve been waiting to participate, don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Mary to let her know you’d like to be a reader…
Our daily e-votionals are continuing through the season of Pentecost — we are working our way through the Psalms. Videos of the psalms being read will go out to those on the Daily E-votionals email list (to be added to this list, sign up HERE – or email Jill to be added at email@example.com). By the end of October Grace folks will have read all 150 Psalms. This is an opportunity to experience a communal listening to poetry that addresses the struggles and joys of life and faith.
Members of the Grace community are invited to participate! A participant will videotape ahead of time: light a candle, ring a bell and read an assigned psalm, and send the video to Jill. Please contact Pastor Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a Psalm reader.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP DURING THIS TIME
There are a number of organizations on the ground working to meet specific community needs. Opportunities are listed below and to the left.
If you prefer to give through Grace, you can give directly to our Twin Cities Aid fund—the staff and leaders of Grace are discerning where these funds will best be distributed.
—ASSIST THROUGH CALVARY LUTHERAN—
Calvary Lutheran Church (3901 Chicago Ave, Mpls) has a couple of ways to serve – a food shelf and community table – visit (http://clchurch.org).
—RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK—
The Racial Justice Network (RJN) Education Committee is partnering with the We Win Institute, which helps kids of color overcome the effects of systemic racism. Families identified as experiencing food insecurity are being provided groceries through the RJN Education Committee. They bring enough food to last 2-3 weeks, at a cost of $250.
The Racial Equity Team at Grace is inviting Grace members to help in this cause. If you decide to help, you can help by sending a check to Grace with “Good Samaritan Fund (RJN)” on the memo line. You are encouraged to give what you are able, whether or not you can provide the full amount for a family’s groceries. If you have questions, please contact Linnea at email@example.com.