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!
ELCA and Episcopal Church Issue Call for Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy addressing cuts to public programs that are vital to hungry people who are living in poverty.
The statement “For Such a Time As This” calls for fasting on the 21st of each month through December 2018, at which time the 115th Congress will conclude. The 21st of each month is targeted because by that day about 90 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Benefits Program (SNAP) benefits have been used.
Read the joint statement.
Watch a video by Presiding Bishop Eaton.
Watch a video by Presiding Bishop Curry.
Sanctuary: Intersecting Immigration Stories
Kristin Carlson (Good Shepherd, Glenwood Springs) offered her gifts as a playwright at the Synod Assembly. Her one-act play, "Sanctuary," was performed by Trary Maddalone LaMee and Jesse Monsalve during worship. It is about what happens when Edna, who emigrated from Germany after WWII, encounters young Colombian-born Edgar sleeping on a pew at the church building. it is available for your viewing online here >>
Luther and the 'Church Mothers'
In this article for Living Lutheran, Kirsi Stjerna describes the role and influence women had on Luther and on the Reformation movement. "Until recently the matriarchs of the Reformation faith have remained in the dark," she writes. "The approaching 2017 Reformation anniversary can rev up momentum for reforms in this regard. For the future of our Protestant traditions, knowledge of our mothers rewards us with new connections and alliances, insights and inspiration. They may surprisingly broaden our vistas on the meaning of Reformation - the core of which is justice." Continue reading
"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
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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