King of Kings News:
- Emergency food pantry serves the 2nd and 4th Thursdays (except some holidays)
- Serving from 3 - 6 p.m and no early registration. Doors open at 3:00 p.m..
- Clients may receive food once per month. USDA income guidelines apply. Clients should bring evidence of address.
- More info.
Local and Regional News
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Lutherans are celebrating in a number of ways, for more information click here
A Pastoral Letter on Resistance from OR Bishop Dave Brauer-Riecke
Resistance is Christian. Violence is not.
Welcome, hospitality, compassion and care are Christian. Walls are not.
Joy, hope, anticipation and confidence are Christian. Depression disengagement and spiritual desinigration and not.
To read Bishop Dave's complete letter, click here
Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good
A Faith-Based Group Has a Big Voice on Affordable Housing
AFFORDABLE HOUSING advocates have a nontraditional ally in the Portland-based civic group Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG)--a collection of congregations, unions, and community organizations. It's a good thing they do. As city development officials push back against recommendations they spend more on affordable housing, MACG's recent work is showing that the spending isn't just necessary—it's doable. More info
"For Such A Time As This" Pray. Fast. Act.
On May 18, 2017, the presiding bishops of the ELCA and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out of concern for proposed deep cuts to programs that are vital to hungry people struggling with poverty. They summon our churches to practices of spiritual devotion that undergird a discipline of public witness with and on behalf of the neighbor. To learn more, click here
South Sudan Relief
Civil war and famine in South Sudan have caused nearly 5 million people to be food insecure. Rates of acute malnutrition are well over the emergency thresholds in most of the country. This is the first internationally declared famine anywhere in the world in the last six years. To read more or to help, click here.
AMMPARO Migrant Children
AMMPARO stands for Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities.
“Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza,” (“God is our refuge and strength,”) – Psalm 46:1
In a holistic, whole church commitment by the ELCA, as a church in the world, AMMPARO was envisioned to accompany children today and in the future who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Explore resources here.
ELCA Disaster Response
We help to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by disasters. And when the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. More info.