Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank

Saturday, September 11   8:00 a.m.-noon
As part of this year’s celebration, we invite members and friends to join us in volunteering at the HFB on September 11. In July we had a good time working on the scan-a-can project and entering hundreds upon hundreds of pounds of food into the food bank’s donation inventory.

  • Because of volunteers like us (between March 2020-July 2021):
    349 million pounds of food and product were provided to children, families and seniors in southeast Texas.
  • 136 million pounds of produce were distributed to the community.
  • 3,877-894 ready to eat meals were provided through the Kids Café program.

The HFB is one of our region’s primary “essential” services and all Covid protocols are observed.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin at to join our group of Masked Marvels!

Sermon for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost August 9, 2020

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Romans 10:5-15    Psalm 85:8-13    Matthew 14:22-33

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

“Storms rage around us and within us and cause us to be afraid.” The prayer of the day could not have summarized our situation any better.

It is good to sail together at this time in the ship that is the church, that is our faith. The storms of this time and the rage how we deal with them, often feel as if the bottom is in the process of being pulled out from under us. The metaphor of the boat tossed about, “tortured” as the text says literally, for endless hours in the dead of the night on the Sea of Galilee readily applies itself to hospital situations, to kitchen tables piled with unpaid bills, to city hall deliberations, police departments, demonstrations mourning the shooting of loved ones, the halls of congress, the space of national cyber security. Storms rage around us. Continue reading