In the hope of God’s baptismal covenant given to us by the death and Resurrection of Jesus, we share exciting news: at the recommendation of our COVID Task Force, the Luther Memorial council voted to resume in-person worship, outdoors in our lower parking lot, beginning Sunday, May 30 at 10 am. Masks and social distancing are required. Outdoor services will continue for now through Sunday, June 27; Council will meet again in June to determine when to return to the main Sanctuary. Please sign up to volunteer as a worship servant for any of these services.
Join the Power in the Spirit community July 11to 15, 2021, to celebrate "Advent in July!" Enjoymorning devotionals on your own time and select from a variety of liveworkshops each evening. End each day with an Evening Prayer service, celebratedwith fellow Christians near and far. More details on how to sign up will come out soon! (PS - Thursday, July 15 will be Christmas!)
Save the Date: At Home VBS with the Virginia Synod July 18-22! Travel down the River of Life with ELCA World Hunger. Daily emails with videos will be sent to explore the stories. Register here.
All Places Together (APT) is a non-geographic community, based in Virginia. APT seeks to gather individuals who are searching for God in the wilderness of life, individuals who deeply want to connect to something beyond themselves, and individuals who believe the love of Jesus is embodied in all of God’s diverse creation. Thanks to Rev. Colleen Montgomery of the Virginia Synod for this gift of online worship! More information on this and Pastor Bryan Katz's Peace and Hope Digital Ministry...
Peace and Hope, a new digital Synod Authorized Worshipping Community in the Virginia Synod, is launching in June to provide a place for congregations to combine their gifts to provide digital worship and digital learning opportunities for individuals around the Synod. If you are out of town for the weekend or are in need of a digital worship service, feel free to visit www.peacehopeva.org.
Each week, Pastor Bryan Katz, the mission developer for Peace and Hope, will produce a digital worship experience using a platform called AltarLive. Elements of worship will be pre-recorded by partners in Peace and Hope. If you have any questions, reach out to Pastor Monica or Pastor Bryan.