WORSHIP AT HOME, TOGETHER! Reconciling in Christ Sunday Worship 2021 - Coming Together Building Community is the theme of our upcoming Fourth Sunday after Epiphany worship service will be a shared experience, in real time at the regular time 9:30amwith Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin, President United Lutheran Seminary (former Bishop of the Southwest CA Synod).
The regular meetings are on hold, but occasional social distanced meetings are being planned. Join us virtually! for now and will return after the stay at home orders have been lifted for houses of worship. Thank you for your understanding and wishing all the MOPS families health and happiness during these challenging times.
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Ongoing - Volunteers and Food Donations Needed Now During the Stay at Home Directive
West Valley Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
The WVFP is still in need of volunteers to unload food from trucks and put food into bags and give to clients driving through the parking lot; they are also seeking volunteers to do data entry. Volunteers would need to bring their own masks and discuss distancing and safety issues with the Director, Debbie. Contact information is below. Thank you.
WVFP and St. Luke continue to partner in the monthly food drive. The following food items continue to be needed:Peanut Butter, Tuna & Beans (in pull top cans), Pasta, & Rice. Please contact Director Debbie to arrange donations of these items at Prince of Peace Church, 5700 Rudnick, Woodland Hills, 818-346-6955, email is execdirector@WestValleyfoodpantry.org.
Lights for Liberty
ELCA Advocacy Alert
Our communities braced for nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in July 2019. The planned raids were reported to focus on 10 major cities where the Department of Justice had sped up immigration cases for thousands of recent arrivals.
Lutherans have a deep-rooted history in refugee and immigrant issues. One of every six Lutherans in the world was a refugee or displaced person after WWII. The God-given dignity in all people and value of family unity have been cornerstones of ELCA faith-based advocacy, and we understand that many immigrants, as well as their families, are both afraid and confused by these developments. Daily experience of ministries, Lutheran organizations and members “Keep before us – so that we do not forget – the grim realities many immigrants face and the strength of character and resourcefulness newcomers demonstrate,” notes the ELCA social message.
For updates and how you can help please visit Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service