Through its Sunday collections the Adult Sunday school Class has donated $100.00 to Cross Trails Ministry and $100.00 to World Vision to buy lifesaving medicine and supplies like antibiotics, antiparasitic medications, oral rehydration salts, Vitamin A, and malaria medications. Thanks to everyone who attended our adult classes and generously participated in this outreach ministry.
"Three Sides" podcast: Little steps. Big faith
Can the science behind children’s brain development inform faith formation? Author Dawn Rundman discusses this on “Three Sides” podcast. Dr. Rundman provides daily practices for parents and ideas on how congregations can create inviting spaces for children to experience God. Find this episode and others at LivingLutheran.org/podcast.
Lutheran Disaster Response
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central U.S., leaving destruction in its wake. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and rescues are still underway. Tornadoes have also been reported in Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. These tornadoes were part of a series of more than 170 weather events to strike the region in the last week, with the potential for more severe weather in the coming days.
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted states, including local synods, congregations and social ministry organizations, to provide immediate relief and long-term support.
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes" will be used entirely (100%) to help those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete. Together, we can support those who are on the long road to recovery. Please give today.
Please join me in prayer and partnership, and use this bulletin insert in your congregation to help spread the word.
Please give now.
With gratitude for your partnership in ministry,
The Rev. Daniel Rift
Director, ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response Funding
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Additional Ways to Give
Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Write "U.S. Tornadoes" on your check memo line.
Give by phone at 800-638-3522 or online.
God’s word is truth. He loves, cares and commits to us unconditionally. We are no longer orphans but children of our Heavenly Father. We have nothing to fear. He will always provide for us. We only need to have faith.
As stewards of First Lutheran Church we are accountable and responsible to God by giving him a portion of the gifts with which He has blessed us. This is our way of showing our trust and glorifying Him. As good stewards we are called to be generous with our blessings through humble service in our ministry and with our monetary gifts.
First Lutheran Church is our home in Christ where we continue to grow in His word. God has been a constantly present and our cornerstone of the foundation of First Lutheran Church. We as a congregation and our changing world have been through difficult times, but we have faith that with Jesus Christ as the center of our lives, we will prevail.