Sep 21, 2021
The Wisconsin Conference Immigration Justice Working Group has created a liturgy for worship that focuses on the plight of immigrants attempting to enter our country. The liturgy is grounded in the biblical call to compassion, justice, and the “Extravagant Welcome” that is at the heart of the Gospel. The liturgy is as an entire worship service for congregations interested in giving a Sunday morning worship experience to this theme, but individual prayers, litanies, and songs, could be used by themselves as well.
The Conference Working Group is hoping that congregations throughout Wisconsin will use this liturgy at a time that is convenient and appropriate for them. World Communion Sunday (Oct. 3, 2021) would be a wonderful choice. The liturgy, which includes a sermon written by the Rev. Randy Mayer, is available at the links below.
In addition to the liturgy created by the Conference Immigration Working Group and several contributors (linked to above), working group member the Rev. Elizabeth Hazel also composed a complete liturgy and sermon on her own that we encourage you to look at and use however you like (see links below). Thank you so much Elizabeth!