New Day Lutheran
(Formerly known as Emmaus Lutheran Community)
If you are looking for the New Day Lutheran congregation, you have found the correct website. Please keep reading to learn more about us.
We are pleased to announce a recent new direction in the vision and mission of our congregation. This has led to us renaming ourselves. We are led by Pastor Gina Herman, and our people remain the same great committed and compassionate group. Our place of worship (12th and Woodruff) remains the same, as does the time (3 pm on Sundays).
Thank you for your patience as we transition to the New Day name. An updated logo and website are in the works.
Also, starting September 7, children's worship will be incorporated into the main 3 pm service.
Looking for change in your spiritual life? Wanting to make new friends? Come visit us. Everyone is welcome!
Our Mission Statement
To love Christ
by accepting and welcoming all in worship,
fellowship, Bible study, and community outreach,
while celebrating our gifts and talents.
Our Vision Statement
Passion for God, Compassion for All.
Because gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that:
- people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
- people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome
to worship with us and join in all activities of this church community;
- people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome to become members of this community upon making a common, public affirmation of faith; and
- as members of this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.
RIC WELCOMING STATEMENT FOR EMMAUS LUTHERAN COMMUNITY (ELCA)
People of every color, culture, and ethnic background
People of every gender identity and sexual orientation
People of all mental and physical abilities
People who are single, widowed, divorced, separated, partnered, blessed or married
People of all ages, political persuasions, levels of education
People of every economic circumstance or social status
People of any religious affiliation or none
People of all family configurations
People who speak languages other than English
People who have felt excluded or marginalized
We encourage all people to participate in the sacraments and life of our community.