Affirmation of Welcome (RIC)

Affirmation of Welcome Statement

At St. Andrew Lutheran Church, we strive to be a loving and welcoming community of faith.  We are centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness in a world of alienation and brokenness.

All are welcome, without exception, regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, education, income, or family status.

All are welcome here to worship God, receive the sacraments, and share in fellowship, leadership, and service.  We commit to treasuring one another's similarities and differences as one body in Christ.

We are called to provide a safe space in the community as we break down the barriers of isolation.  We will continue to discover what it means to be “Reconciling in Christ”.

“Welcome one another therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”   Romans 15:7

ReconcilingWorks advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations.