Welcome to God's Round Table!
At Mount Tabor we believe that living God's love begins with the open invitation to all people to join us at the Meal that is central to our worship life.
Inclusive, unconditional love meets us where Christ gives himself freely to us. In the Meal of holy communion, we remember and celebrate Jesus' sacrificial love that empowers our serving in the world.
For us, "grace" means that God meets us just as we are with joy and new life. This is why we worship God together every week.
The Spirit of God has made an open invitation to meet us every week in this special way, in the Meal of grace. All are invited. All are welcome: young and old, doubters and believers, seekers and disciples. Our diversity at the Meal reflects the beauty of our Creator's wisdom.
Come celebrate with us, and be empowered by God's love for justice, peace, and community!
Join Bishop Eaton in signing this petition to preserve DACA
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 800,000 young people from deportation and provides them work authorization, is under immediate and existential attack. Ten attorneys general are threatening to sue President Trump if he doesn’t end DACA by September 5.
Our Lutheran Advocacy Office Washington DC urges all local and national faith leaders, congregations, and faith-based organizations to sign on by filling out this form before August 28.
State-by-state fact sheets about DACA are at this link. Also, last week, 20 state attorneys general sent a letter calling on President Trump to maintain DACA and touting its successful track record.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastation brought by the recent storms. Please join me in praying for God's sustaining presence with the people and animals who are suffering.
God, Our Safety and Strength, hear our prayers this day for all suffering the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey. Come to the aid of all experiencing devastating flooding and give skill and courage to emergency responders. Ease the rainfall that continues to threaten and direct those coordinating rescue and relief efforts. Stir up abundant support from those who watch the rising waters from afar. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who walked amid the storm and the Spirit who never leaves or forsakes us. Amen.
Lutheran Disaster Response Alert - Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Harvey, one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States made landfall recently, threatening millions in Texas and Louisiana with heavy rain, wind and rising tides. We have an opportunity to accompany our neighbors during and after this disaster, in Jesus Christ’s name.
While the storm is not over, you can help now. Gifts designated for “Hurricane Response – United States” will be used in full until the response is complete to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild.
Human Rights Social Message - We Want to Hear From You!
The draft of a social message on human rights
is now available for comments at ELCA.org
Social messages provide a framework for conversation and guidance for ministries in the church about pressing matters of social concern. Human rights touch many aspects of church and society - the social message draft endeavors to help us think through a Lutheran understanding of what human rights are, how we can use them to best care for our neighbor, and where our church stands on relevant issues.
"God and Human Suffering: Conversations on 21st Century Genetics and Our Shared Future"
A Faith and Science Workshop on Ethical Issues in Human Germ-line Editing
Early Bird Discounted Registration is open until September 1st
What is our shared mission as people of science, ethics, and faith? What is the role of recent dialogue regarding germ-line editing of human embryos and in the development of regulations that both promote the alleviation of suffering, and protect the inherent diversity of our planet?
Clergy, theologians, scientists and bioethicists will join for presentations and conversations in Salt Lake City next October 6-7 engaging in a multi-disciplinary exploration of these and other questions facing us today. Keynote speakers include: R. Alta Charo, JD, University of Wisconsin, Dana Carroll, Ph.D, University of Utah, Ted Peters, Ph.D., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and the Very Rev. Mark Richardson, Ph.D., the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Graduate Theological Union.
Sponsored by the University of Utah: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics and Medical Ethics & Humanities, and UCEER Center for Excellence in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, Social Implications); the Rocky Mountain Synod and its Utah Conference of the ELCA, Mount Tabor Lutheran Church of Salt Lake; the Episcopal Diocese of Utah; Lineagen.
Mount Tabor: "Salt Lake Congregation Embraces the Mysteries of Both Science and Religion" Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 2016
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