We’re getting ready for another season of Winter Hospitality Overflow. From Nov. 3 until March 31 we will provide emergency shelter for homeless men in our community. (St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards is the emergency shelter for women, couples and families.) This ministry is a partnership with the Council for the Homeless and many faith communities, individuals and organizations in Clark County. Click here for more info about WHO.
The WHO Kick off is Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Fromhold Center on Andresen Road.
A fundraising event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. at area Applebee’s restaurants. Come enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast – a portion of your meal price will be donated to WHO. More details will be posted soon.
On Sept. 7 we joined with thousands of Lutherans across the ELCA as we dedicated this day to be church together – as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – for the sake of the world. After our worship service we assembled 100 LifePax (individual packets of food items to be purchased and given to street people in our community); created 26 beaded bracelets for Good Deeds with Beads to support their ministry with the homeless; tied a quilt to be sent to Lutheran World Relief and missionaries; and sang with residents at a local retirement home. It was a great day of letting our hands do God’s work as we shared the love of God with others!