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Inauguration Weekend Hospitality

With the inauguration days away...

Many of our members are taking part in events around the inauguration next week, and some of our Metro D.C. Synod congregations are offering hospitality and reflection opportunities.

Thu. Jan. 19, 6-7 p.m. - Vigil organized by members of Christ Lutheran Church in NW D.C. on the sidewalks along 16th Street NW from the White House to Silver Spring, Md. The theme is "Not a Protest, but a Promise: People of Faith Lighting the Way for Justice and the Planet." "With our witness and prayers, we pledge to uphold our country's democratic values, justice for working families, and the health of our planet," shared the Rev. Renata Eustis. "Let us know the blocks where you will stand," she asks, and participants should bring luminaries, candles, lanterns and flashlights. Call 202-829-6727.

Fri. Jan. 20, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. - Doors open at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill for hospitality on Inauguration Day

Fri. Jan. 20, 8 a.m. - Brief prayer service at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill.

Sat. Jan. 21, 7-10 a.m. - Doors open at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill for hospitality on the day of the Women's March on Washington.

Sat. Jan. 21, 8 a.m. - Prayer service at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill.

Sat. Jan. 21, 4-5:30 p.m. - Post-Women's March on Washington gathering including live music and refreshments at Luther Place Memorial in NW D.C.

"These are just [a few] of the ways Lutherans and other people of faith in Washington, D.C. are praying and acting for the common good the week of the inauguration. Other D.C. Lutheran congregations are providing hostel space, undertaking creation-care initiatives, advocating for worker justice, participating in interfaith services and honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through music and community service," the Rev. Michael Wilker of Lutheran Church of the Reformation notes.