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Living Our Faith

St Stephen's is a church that has not shied away from doing the work of social justice, regardless of hostile climates for justice work. That is a heritage I am proud to promote. For the past two years, we have had teams working on the issues that surround Immigrants and Refugees, even to the point of have two separate committees for this work. 

Exodus 22:21 – Don't mistreat or oppress an immigrant, because you were once immigrants in the land of Egypt. 

We have a team of 8 of us from St Stephen's, ready to journey to the southern U.S. border to carry out biblical mandates on your behalf. We go to show kindness and compassion to people who are suffering, are oppressed at home and finding a different form of oppression in the U.S. We will work to meet some of their basic human needs, and to be people of faith, living our faith by the welcome we show. 

We can do this with strength, because we have the support and prayers of the congregation with us. And we do this with strength, having scripture as our base: 

Matthew 25:37-40 – “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' Then the king will reply to them, 'I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.'”

Thank you for being a blessing. Jeannie 

Those going on this VIM are: Jennifer Ahrens-Sims, Jennifer Wilson-Burns, Mary Lee, Michelle Corr, Vicki Wood, Nancy VonBargen, Kristal Hamm, and Jeannie Himes. 

Going on “Courts and Ports” in July are Kim and Margarita Banos Milton.

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