Sunday January 30th is Reconciling in Christ Sunday and will include two hybrid services at 8:30AM & 11:00AM.
These services will focus on inclusivity and allow for time in between the services (9:45am-10:45am) to see the Shower of Stoles Exhibit in the church. There will also be time to converse and reflect on a handful of stories attached to the stoles. You can learn more about how to connect to our Hybrid Shower of Stoles viewing and discussion by contacting our Church Office.
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, IL invites the public to join in our upcoming Reconciling in Christ exhibit and services. Redeemer, located at 139 East 1st Street, will be exhibiting a collection of 50 stoles representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. They will be on display in the church and open to the public on January 24th-February 4th from 1pm-4pm.
Loaned from The Shower of Stoles Project, the stoles are from religious leaders that have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Attached to each stole is the story of a LGBTQIA+ person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson. Redeemer has been loaned 50 of these stoles to display in our space to appreciate and learn from.
Since 1983, the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program has been a public way for faith communities to see, name, celebrate, and advocate for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in the Lutheran church. The RIC Program is made up of congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, outdoor ministries, and other Lutheran organizations.
Redeemer has been a Reconciling in Christ Congregation since 2019, after being recognized by Reconciling Works; follow the link to learn more about the process of becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation. You can also view Redeemer’s Welcome Statement here.