Many people see the Church more like a social club or a like minded political organization. We do our best to keep politics and political action a part of what we don’t do. On the other hand, we do many social things for ourselves and for the community into which God has placed us. But our reason for existence is to declare the forgiveness of sins in Christ. That’s first and foremost in all we do. Instead of thinking of the Church as a social club, it might be better to think of it as a spiritual hospital where God offers His grace and forgiveness as “medicine”. That way, when you go to Church and find sinners there, it will come as no surprise to you. We’re not hypocrites about sin. We call ourselves dreadful sinners right at the beginning of each Divine Service because that’s who we are, and we’re here to receive the only hope there is in all the world - God’s forgiveness of our sins. That, He freely offers to all who ask for it.