During Lent, we again join Lutheran World Relief’s Season of Hope appeal. Each week, we collect a different item that will be used to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.
Our Sunday collection schedule is below, but we will gratefully receive items every Sunday, especially towels.
When emergencies like natural disasters or conflict arise, many families must flee their homes, leaving their belongings behind. When they arrive in a refugee camp or other place of safety, they are scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit allow them to wash away the dirt and sweat, with the fresh sent of soap and the softness of a towel as reminder of someone’s care and concern for them in their plight.
Our goal is to assemble 100 LWR Care Kits during Lent. Drop items off in the narthex or church office. Here’s our collection schedule:
- April 14: Bars of Soap (each kit includes 2 bars of soap)
Everyone is invited to join the Luther League in assembling our Personal Care Kits after the Good Friday service on April 19.
Come out for soup and fellowship on Wednesdays in Lent, March 27, April 3 and 10. A delicious variety of homemade soups is offered from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. served by members of the congregation. A freewill donation will support the work of missionaries Pastor David and Alicia Brondos in Mexico City.
Volunteers to help cook or serve are always welcome! Please contact Beverly Davis
When: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St.
Attire: Closed-toe shoes, pants, sleeved shirt (short or long sleeves)
Carpool: If needed, it will leave the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Please specify if you wish to carpool so we can be sure to send someone there before heading to the HFB
You are cordially encouraged to be involved in the life of our congregation and community this year. Our 2019 Time and Talent Booklet describes the various opportunities available for you to use in completing the survey online.
If you prefer to complete the survey on paper, both the booklets and response forms are available on the table in the narthex. Feel free to take one and return it to the designated basket or to the church office. Thank you for your faithful service to our congregation, our community and the world as God makes us into “a healing place.”