By means of our baptism, women and men are equally valuable members of the church. If they work together in all duties and offices, they can contribute to a church that moves forward renewed into the future. We ask you for strength and confidence.
Looking forward with confidence requires a great deal of trust, especially in these times in which we are lamed by fear and narrowness and in which the future seems grim. Trust is also required if we are going to take new paths and make decisive changes that can bring about more good than would
be possible by simply maintaining the status quo. We ask you for strength and confidence. Amen