Our Saviour's Votes to be a Sanctuary Support Church

In a Congregational Meeting on January 22, Our Saviour's voted to approve the following motion:

I move that Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church declare ourselves a Sanctuary Support Congregation, committing ourselves to support those congregations providing physical sanctuary to immigrants at imminent risk of unjust or inhuman detention or deportation by the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

The precise type, scale and duration of support we will provide will depend on several factors: the kinds of support requested by sanctuary congregations, the kinds of support we are able to provide, and the number of immigrants, and of sanctuary and sanctuary support groups, involved.  Our support may be in several forms. Examples could include material, moral, political, financial or legal support.

We make this commitment prayerfully, faithful to our present commitments including to immigrants and others through Our Saviour’s Community Services, and trusting that God will lead and accompany us on this road.

Questions? Please speak to a council member.