The suggested prayer stations are not overtly about Creation. However, in the beginning, “God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.” (Genesis 1.27) From the beginning, God’s diversity was represented in the diverse nature of God’s creation.
St. John’s is in a discernment process of being a sanctuary congregation. To kick it off, worshippers were given an opportunity to explore the issues surrounding immigration as well as reflect on the creation story through prayer stations.
Interactive Prayer Station #1: Humanity in God’s image
Materials: Mirrors, Liquid Chalk Markers
Interactive Prayer Station #2: Prayer in Action
Materials: Baskets, Pencils, Various information sheetsSanctuary at St. John’s – Process (This document was inspired by the process that the Congregational Church of San Mateo went through.)
Pray in action examples – (Examples include using social media & text to contact representatives, recommended books on stories about immigrants, and scripture mentioning immigrants & the stranger as well as a card to join the Sanctuary Team.)
Interactive Prayer Station #3: When We Were Migrants
Materials: circle stickers, string, scissors, paper, paper clips, world map, immigration law timeline, pencils
Immigration Law Timeline – im4humanintegrity.org