Friday, September 18th Day #6 of “God’s work, Our hands” Week
God's Work, Our Hands!
Dear St. Luke Friends,
Day #6: Friday, September 18, 2020
God’s Work, Our Hands Week!
Learn, Grow, Serve – Setting Aside an Hour a Day to serve God and our Neighbors!
Serving God by Caring about Racial Diversity and Dignity
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 John 4:19-21
“We love because God first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And God has given us this command:
Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”
“Say their names”…As people all over the country march and chant calling for justice, we hear these words, “Say their names!” Speaking the names of someone who has died as a result of some expression of racism and violence breathes dignity into the undignified space where friends and loved ones have been ripped away for no justifiable reason. When asked what love is, a child once replied, “the sound of my name in my mommy’s mouth”. Every life, every name, every soul, every skin color, every style, personality, or human spirit is precious in the eyes of God. No Execeptions. To love God is to love God’s people; all of them.
Start small, learn more, invest yourself!
God’s Work in 3 Minutes:
Take a moment to Speak their names in prayer-for their loved ones and for a new future. 27 African American sisters and brothers dead so far in 2020 alone.
Forward the Weekly Word to a friend–or post an invite on Social Media – invite neighbors/friends to join us for worship on Sundays: (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/995878026)
God’s Work in <30 Minutes:
Read and Take the ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge
Read: ELCA Social Policy Resolution—Condemnation of White Supremacy and Racist Rhetoric
Watch the TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality with Kimberlé Crenshaw
God’s Work in 1-3 Hours:
Watch a Movie!: “13th”-Documentary; When They See Us; American Son (TV-MA) (on Netflix); Selma PG-13 (Amazon Prime)
Watch: “Unchained” Documentary by American Bible Society
God’s blessing to you.
Rev. Janet L. Hansted
St. Luke Lutheran Church
5312 Comercio WayWoodland Hills, CA 91364
818 436-2850 ch. ofc.
(*All suggestions for movies and books are intended to acquaint the faithful with some aspects of the theme of the day. Should there be aspects of the movie or specifics associated with content, actors, production or other aspects of the movie/book which are objectionable, please note St. Luke is not endorsing all aspects of each resource listed, only making suggestions for potentially helpful experiences in focusing on the themes for the day.)