9/8/2018 1:20:00 PM
Media reports say the United States will not continue to fund the Lutheran World Federation-operated Augusta Victoria Hospital (click here for more info) in Jerusalem. The ELCA urges members to please call the White House hotline (202-456-1111) or write a comment (Click Here to Access the White House Comments Submissions Area) to urge them to ensure there is no interruption of assistance for children and others in need of treatment for cancer and additional life-threatening diseases. This funding represents dollars already promised as part of the 2017 budget.
Another way to help is to give today. Your gifts will be used over-and-above our church’s ongoing, annual support in order to prevent interruptions to the life-saving, critical care provided to children and other patients. Click here to Donate today.
Prayer of Intercession:
Look with mercy, gracious God, upon people everywhere who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death. We remember before you today the Palestinians who come for healing to East Jerusalem hospitals, including the Lutheran Hospital on the Mount of Olives. As these hospitals struggle now with keeping their doors open, send your Holy Spirit upon us and all government authorities to provide the support needed for your healing work to continue in Jerusalem; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.