For any and all pastors and worship leaders who may be in need of respite, Immigrant Accompaniment Organizer, Kristi Van Nostran, has prepared a sermon, shared below, for use in the weeks after Easter.
Our hope is that this will not only offer online-worship-weary leaders a bit of rest, but will serve as an introduction to our Immigrant Accompaniment Ministry and encourage the involvement of more congregations across the Presbyteries.
In the final scene of John’s gospel, Jesus reminds Peter - three times for emphasis - that to love him is to “feed his sheep.” As followers for Christ, we too are called to care for the wellbeing of our neighbors, particularly the most vulnerable among us.
There is a lot of news right now about asylum seekers, especially children, who are at the U.S./Mexico border. But this situation did not come about overnight; it has been building for years, exasperated by cruel and inhumane policies and an outdated immigration system that denies our shared humanity. In this moment, it is critical for people of faith and conscience to build awareness, work and pray for justice, and take action in solidarity with children and families seeking asylum.
Learn more about how you and your congregation can get involved with this important work of welcome.
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