february, 2023

sun05feb10:15 AMsun11:00 AMDiscussion with Pastor Eric Shafer (In-Person and Livestreamed)

Event Details

The Rev. Eric C. Shafer, Pastor in Residence for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, will be our guest preacher on Sunday, February 5 to share the story of the ministry of LIRS and speak about issues relating to immigration and refugees. Share in worship at 8:55am and stay after to share in conversation with Pastor Shafer!

The Rev. Eric C. Shafer is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) “Pastor-in-Residence.” He retired on July 31 after more than eight years as Senior Pastor at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, California. There he helped open the Students4Students Shelter at Mt. Olive, the first shelter for homeless college students in the USA. His previous positions include Senior Vice President for Odyssey Networks in New York City, Director of Communion for the ELCA in Chicago, and Assistant to the Bishop in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod. Shafer has taught in South Africa and Madagascar and made multiple trips to Jerusalem and the West Bank. He is the host of the YouTube program Hope Matters and now lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.



(Sunday) 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM