After the ELCA, in August, 2009, changed the policy regarding the ordination of persons living in committed same-gender relationships, the Evangelism Committee of Pilgrim Lutheran Church got going on designing a banner to hang outside of Pilgrim, to bear witness to this movement toward the fuller inclusion of all of God’s children in the life and ministry of the ELCA. We want to invite all ELCA congregations to join us in making our witness in a variety of ways about the
ever-more inclusive ministry that we share. We think this banner is one of those ways to make our witness.
Here’s an image of the banner:
It is made of weather-resistant vinyl, is 4’ x 2.5’, and comes with attachable clear “grommets” for use in hanging.
To order the banner, mail a check for $100 (made out to Pilgrim Lutheran Church) to:
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
1935 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Also, email us at email@example.com with the contact's name, church name, address, phone number, number of banners ordered, and if you need rush delivery.
When we receive your check, we will place the order immediately, and the banner will arrive in 14 days. Add $5 extra per banner for rush delivery (3 business days).
We give thanks for our partnership in the Gospel. We also celebrated “A Festival of Inclusivity and Justice,” in honor of the one-year anniversary of this ELCA policy change regarding ordination, on Sunday morning, Aug. 22. If you are finding other ways to make our inclusive witness known in your community and church, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!