Monday, June 1, 2020

Social Ministries

God’s Work – Our Hands

Doorstep—  non-perishable food items and clothing items

Rescue Mission

Our congregation would like to support the Rescue Mission by
participating in their Tubs of Loveprogram. We will collect items for the Hygiene Tub of Love.
A list of needed items will be available in the concourse attached to the bin labeled Rescue Mission.
These include;
shampoo, conditioner, bath towels, wash clothes, body wash, disposable
razors, shave cream, lotion, Chapstick, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental
floss, hairbrushes, combs, feminine hygiene products and shower shoes
(flip flops).
Any of these can be placed in the bin at any time and
someone from Social Ministries will take them to the Rescue Mission as
This year our mid-week Lenten offerings have been designated to go towards the ELCA Global Good Gifts program to fight world hunger.  The Global Good Gifts program provides education, training and resources to support those receiving the gifts while holding administrative costs to less than ten percent.  Each week we will collect for the purchase of different animals for God’s Global Barnyard.
March 4:  Chicks                                                                              $10 per set
March 11:  Piglets                                                                          $30 each
March 18:  Honey Bees                                                                   $20 per hive
March 25:  Roosters                                                                         $15 each        
April 1:  Goats                                                                                    $50 each        
April 8, 9 & 10:  Cows                                                                       $500 each
Loving God, in this season of Lent, you invite us to reflect on our need for your grace as we long for the Easter to come. As you walk with us this season, grant us courage to work together for a just world in which all are fed, and grant us hope in your promises for today and for the world to come. In the name of Jesus Christ, our crucified and risen Savior. Amen

Prayer Shawls

Do you knit, crochet or do machine knitting? Consider making and donating a prayer shawl to the OSLC ministry.
The shawls are provided to members and friends in need of healing and support. The
shawls may be any size and shape. Sample patterns are available at the Welcome
Center. For more information on how you can help with this ministry, contact Pat Dunavan

The Social Ministries Committee will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. If you have any interest in participating on this committee, please join us that evening. Contact Regina if you have any questions.

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
A basket for aluminum pop tabs is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church.

Box Tops for Education
You can help your schools just by clipping a little coupon off the package of so many things that you buy and use around your home. Cereal of all sorts, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Betty Crocker, Kleenex, Ziploc products and more have little red/pink coupons on them. Please take a an extra moment and clip these to help make our schools better. A collection basket for these coupons is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church. A list of products is on the bulletin board at the church.

Soup Labels for Shaner Elementary School A collection basket for these coupons along with the Box Tops for Education is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church.

Lutheran World Relief

The last session of the season to tie quilts will be Thursday, September 14th. We plan to start tying again after the first of the year. During the weekend of September 30/October 1st, the quilts will be on display in the worship center.

Social Ministries committee is instead asking for donations to help LWR cover the cost of shipping quilts,
school bags and other donated items. Last year the OSLC Piecemakers made 72 quilts for LWR. Each quilt
costs approximately $2.25 to ship. A school bag costs approximately $1.40. If you have any questions, just ask a member of the committee.