June 2022 Archive for From a Pastor's Desk

A series of opinion articles from rostered ministers and lay leaders from our Synod.


Thousands of asylum seekers remain in danger in Mexican Border Towns – Who will be their Moses?

Jun 28, 2022
In this season of Passover and Holy Week, many of us remember peoples’ liberation from bondage; people crossing the sea; people witnessing the crucifixion, and standing in the hope of resurrection. And in this season, we witness the plight of today’s refugees. Our screens are filled with images of Ukraine. I am heartened to speak with my aunt in Germany as she shares of neighbors opening their homes to welcome Ukrainian strangers and thereby greeting angels unawares.

Juneteenth Observation: A Jubilee Celebration

Jun 16, 2022
The Rev. Kevin Vandiver- In Juneteenth, we celebrate the agency of a resilient people who subversively fight ever-evolving chains, and we have hope that amid it all, the Jesus we serve, upon whom the Holy Spirit rests, preaches the Gospel to the poor; gives sight to the blind; declares liberty to those who are oppressed; and proclaims the acceptable year of the Lord’s favor.