Welcome to First Lutheran

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here:

If you are young or old, you are welcome

If you have dark skin or light skin or any other shade of skin, you are welcome

If you are married or single, you are welcome

If you are gay or straight, you are welcome If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome

If you are sick or well, you are welcome

If you are a woman or man, a girl or boy, you are welcome

If you are happy or sad, you are welcome If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome

If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, you are welcome

Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears

Come with the traditions that have helped you and hurt you

Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you

Come with a mind ready to engage, and a heart open to discern

Come and listen for the Sacred Spirit that calls you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.

All are welcome here.

(adapted from Gordon Brown in "Shaping Sanctuary")