Special Event Information
Oregon’s First “Day of Remembrance”
Sunday, September 19th is Oregon’s first annual “Day of Remembrance” marking the anniversary of the tragic death of Alonzo Tucker, who was lynched in Coos Bay, OR in 1902.
Tonight there will be a Liturgy of Remembrance held by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon to honor the memory of Alonzo and all other victims of racism. We will gather virtually as an act of public remembrance as we renew our commitment to justice for all people and a future in which such acts of violence and oppression no longer exist.
The service will be held on September 19th at 6:30pm via this Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 879 9541 1033 Password: 931434
Following the liturgy, at 7:30pm, there will be an informational session on the second Reckoning with Racism Cohort starting in October 2021 through Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. This program offers accompaniment for faith communities as they grappled with Oregon’s legacy of racism in a process of learning, listening, and engaging. The cohort will meet twice a month beginning in October – once as a large group with the cohort from around the state via zoom, and once as a small group. For more info about the continuation of this work check out this link. If you are interested in being a part of this cohort with Spirit of Grace, please email Pastor Miranda.
(Note: this is just an informational session, and attending is not a commitment to participating in the 9 month cohort. If after attending the info session you are interested in pursuing this project, please inform Pastor Miranda so she can assist you in registering.)
We have begun in-person worship services at 10:00am.
All in attendance are encouraged to be fully vaccinated and are required to wear face masks.
Fellowship is suspended due to the current upsurge in Covid cases.
Worship is available live on Sundays at 10:00am via our Facebook Page, and will be accessible there anytime afterwards.
You will find the bulletin for this week’s worship (September 19th) below:
Please remember Saint Paul’s admonition that what is “permissible” is not always “beneficial” to the common good. (I Corinthians 10:23). Therefore, We affirm that as followers of Jesus, we are responsible for living our lives and conducting our ministries with care for the safety, health, and well-being of ourselves and others. While many have been vaccinated, children do not yet have that option.
Full vaccination coverage is the best protection for yourself and those around you.
Spirit of Grace can provide Face Masks and Sanitizer for worshippers. Family groups are asked to sit together.