Welcome to Light of Christ

A letter from Bishop Francis Krebs, the Presiding Bishop of the ECC, regarding the events in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021:
 
 
January 9, 2021
 
Beloved Communion, sisters and brothers all,
 
Presumably, you have been following the news this past week. Your hearts, I suspect, are heavy. These are difficult days. Whether as a church or as individual followers of the Living Christ, we are called to walk in these days putting our deepest values into action.  
 
Prayer puts us in contact with the Living God. At times of crisis being in prayer can give us the moral clarity to speak and act prophetically. Prayer and action go hand in hand and give each other what they themselves are lacking.
 
I humbly submit to you what my colleagues and I on the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches have produced to be faithful to this moment, drawing on our collective moral instinct. I am attaching an open letter signed by myself and 23 other members of the Governing Board calling for the removal of President Trump from office.
 
Being the salt of this earth will depend on our moral clarity. Let us recommit ourselves to a discerning life together. I recommend to the dioceses and regions of the Communion that each of our communities have a night of prayer for our country, perhaps the night before the Inauguration.  
 
And let us recommit ourselves to the communal support that is so necessary during these difficult times. Just living in this world is difficult right now, let alone being faithful in it. Let us be particularly on guard for how we treat one another in a time of general tension. Let us not take each other for granted, but instead be there for each other as a supportive family. For this reason, Paul addressed his co-disciples as “sisters and brothers.”  
 
In love and the search for justice, 
+ Francis
 

Click HERE to read the full letter from the National Council of Churches on their website. 

 

Our core values at Light of Christ:

Sacramental Justice
         Open Communion table: Wherever you are on your faith journey, you
               are welcome to receive the Body of Christ
          All seven sacraments are open to everyone
          We support women’s ordination and married priests
          We have called a female pastor
          Pastoral care is available for everyone

Radical Inclusivity
          ALL are welcome and valued
              …our diversity is our strength
              …regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey
              …regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation
          LGBTQIA+ affirming
          Gluten-free Eucharist
          Children are invited to serve in all ministries at liturgy:
               lectors, Eucharistic ministers, choir members, greeters
          Grouth Youp for middle school and high school students
          Lay-led community

Bold Hospitality
          15 years of service within and outside our community
          Actively visible at the Longmont Pride Fest every June
          Annual ecumenical mission trips with Bethlehem Lutheran Church
          Serve at the Round Pantry, OUR Center, and Attention Homes in
               Boulder
          We offer Stephen Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and a
               Contemplative Prayer group


We invite you to explore our website, learn about our community and how we celebrate God’s word, and pray together. We would love to have you join us on Saturday afternoon when we decide to gather again weekly for our Eucharistic Celebration.


1000 West 15th St Longmont, Co 80501 303-772-3785