For the foreseeable future,
the Sunday Eucharist will be online;
Contact Pastor for info on joining us.
To be clear: “The church” has never been “closed.” The President of the United States identified houses of worship as “essential places that provide essential services” and said that we should be allowed to “open right now." Let’s be clear about two things: 1) the church is not closed, and 2) UniLu will not be holding in-person worship services this weekend. The decision to return to in-person activities will be made by the Church Council, informed by the "Covid-19 Advisory Team” - 7 people with subject-matter expertise in: psychology, large organization, paralegal, nursing, medicine, statistics, and theology - who will be studying resources, weighing contingencies, discerning best practices, and making recommendations to the Council. Of course the church is essential. But, the church is also not the building. “The Church” is open and has never been closed - praying, serving, worshiping, studying, loving, healing, restoring. And, while returning to in-person community is important (essential) to who we are, so is preserving life, ensuring health, and being good citizens. Be assured that we have every intention of the community returning to in-person gathering, and that we have every intention of setting up a plan by which we can do so reasonably. Love and Peace. Pastor Greg Schaefer
Welcome, in the name of Christ,
Christ is the incarnate Word of God, is present in our gathering, is attentive to our prayers, is calling us into service, is making peace and reconciliation among us, is leading us to justice, peace, grace, and love, and is the host of our weekly communion meal; Let there be no barrier to the table of the Lord.
This is a campus ministry congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, made up of students, staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as neighbors, singles, couples, families, friends, commuters, visitors, and seekers.
We are a grace-filled community of
Believers, Doubters, Questioners,
Explorers, Listeners, Speakers, Skeptics,
Lovers, Scientists, Poets, Artists, Engineers,
Wanderers, Wonderers, Sinners, Saints,
Immigrants, Natives, Queer, Straight,
Trans, Gender-Fluid, Color-Diverse,
Confident, Curious, Confirmed, Concerned,Secure, Insecure, Activist, Contemplative,
Overstretched, Overachieving, Young, Old, Broken, Restored, Marginalized, Connected, Radical, Traditional, Passionate, Persistent, Anxious, Hopeful, Open, Opening.
Many things distinguish us; this unites us:
We are beloved children of God.
You are welcome here - welcome to bring your doubts, your hopes, your questions, your longing for community and honesty, your search for worship and connection - welcome to bring your real self. There is a place for you at this table. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here. (For more of what we mean by "welcome," click here & here.)
If you are searching for God or for a congregational community, or if you're not sure what you're searching for, I hope you will join us for worship, service, fellowship, and learning. You are most welcome here. Peace. Pastor Greg Schaefer