May 16, 2018
Women's Month | Reflection
What does it mean for you to be a bold woman of faith?

I first learned my faith through my family and my church where I was able to see and experience their faith in action within the congregation and the community.

As an adult, my faith continued and continues to grow through living it out in community and in this wonderful world that God has created and given to us. In the world and all those around me, I daily experience our great God active in all that exists and my faith continues to deepen.

- Mercedes Moscoso
Pentecost this Sunday
What is Pentecost? | We celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to Jesus' disciples, and that God empowers us to love and serve others.

Worship | Worship this Sunday will be all about the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives, our congregation, and the world. Come celebrate, worship, and praise with us!

Care Kit Assembly at 10:10am downstairs | Join us for an intergenerational celebration of Pentecost where we'll assemble hygiene care kits to send to the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ.

Want to bring something for the care kits? See below for a list of items we need. Everything helps!

Women & Justice Discussion Pt. 2 at 12:10pm downstairs | Join us for our second conversation this month responding to a draft of a new Social Statement on Women and Justice for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), our national church body. Our responses will be shared with the ELCA, and contribute to shaping the final draft.

Read the draft Social Statement on Women and Justice:  English  |  Español
Care Kits for Navajo Lutheran Mission
We're collecting hygiene products for the children at our partner ministry, the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ. Not only are many families there struggling financially, but also general shopping is an hour or more away in New Mexico.

We're looking for: regular size (not travel) toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, emery boards, nail clippers, soap, and similar items. We'll assemble all donated items into care kits this Sunday!
Special Women's Month Podcast Episode
Last week, three diverse, intelligent women of faith responded to seminarian Sarah Klockowski's sermon on Sunday, May 6. They touch on privilege, microaggressions, scarcity mindset, how choosing joy can be an act of solidarity, and more.

To listen, search "Advent Sermons and Conversations" in the Podcasts app on your iPhone, or the Google Play Music app on your Android phone. Or use the links below.

Want to share your thoughts or response? Join our Sermons & Conversations Facebook Group, and start engaging with Sunday's sermons more deeply with our community online.
Advocacy Book Group
Our book for the month of May is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Get your copy and start reading with us!

Share your questions, thoughts, and responses to the book in our Advocacy Book Group group on Facebook, or join us for an in-person gathering and discussion of this book on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm.

Book List

April | Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
May | The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
June | Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli
July | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

How to get the books: You can download the New York Public Library E-reader app, get a library card instantly through the app, search this title, and be up and reading in less than a few minutes. You can also find a physical copy at the library, or buy it on Amazon.
Aid for Injured Protesters in Gaza
Along with Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, we are appalled and saddened by yesterday’s escalation of Israeli military action against protestors in Gaza.

The ELCA will support a planned medical mission from The Lutheran World Federation’s Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem to Gaza to assist the wounded. That hospital name may sound familiar to you because we've supported the important work of this Lutheran hospital for the past several years through our Mission of the Month.

We're grateful the hospital is there to provide timely and needed medical aid. Read the full statement from Presiding Bishop Eaton here.
Full Ministry Calendar
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!
View our full Ministry Calendar
This Sunday: May 20
Gospel | John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Special Music | Lauren Lester at 9am worship
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Pentecost Celebration & Care Kit Assembly | Meets at 10:10am downstairs in the community hall
Women and Justice Discussion Pt. 2 | Meets at 12:10pm downstairs in the community hall
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