St Luke in the wall of protection against westboro baptist

A big group from St Luke – including council president and vice president, elementary age to the 90s! – eagerly showed up to take part in a wall of protection against the Westboro Baptist people, come to  picket churches and the golden globe awards.  It was a meaningful way to stand for love and grace in Christ against hatred.  Here are some pictures, courtesy of Diane Duke.  Thank you!
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The Sunday before, the congregation of st luke prayed for those would participate in the following words based on the readings for that day: L.You were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

As you make your stand in God’s love,

grace upon grace be with you.

 

C. Grace upon grace be with you:

L. The grace of God who made you,

Who knit you together in your mother’s womb,

Who knows that you are fearfully and wonderfully made;

The Word with God who gives life and light to all people. 

C. Grace upon grace be with you:

L. The grace of God who holds you,

Who hems you in, behind and before, and lays hands upon you;

The God who delights in you and redeems you.

Who chose you before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.

C.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.

2 thoughts on “St Luke in the wall of protection against westboro baptist

  1. I wish I had been able to participate, but work was the only thing that would have kept me away. I’m sorry there are pictures of the protesters. While I understand it was to show what we were up against, they don’t need any more exposure than they already have.

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