Roots of Life Community is a congregation under development, of the ELCA. We seek the wisdom and grace of God in building a community. We strive to serve as Christ serves...with hands, feet, heart and mind. by loving radically.
Pastor Teri Ditslear currently serves as the Pastor for Roots of Life. We worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 222 Lakeview Drive. We celebrate Communion each week, in a casual setting, and everyone is welcome and accepted, just as they are. We are a Reconciling in Christ Church.
In his sermon on the Gerasene Demoniac, Reverend Adam Ericksen connects the scapegoating by the townspeople of the man who calls himself Legion and the way our nation is treating immigrants at the border. Adam invites us to follow Jesus’ way and comfort the outcast.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. - Paul, Philippians 4:8
Today we observe Juneteenth, the day which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On Jan. 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation but slavery continued in Texas until June 19, 1865, the day after the Union Army invaded.