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Human Care Prayer Shawl Ministry

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What are they? Prayer Shawls are knitted or crocheted together & mingled with prayers.

Who are they for? The shawls may be given to people who are ill/hospitalized, have suffered a loss or are in the midst of a life crisis, and in need of being ‘wrapped’ in care and healing. This is lending prayer support to others in a tangible way as a reminder of God’s ever-present love: it is a gift!

Who can do it? Knitters, crocheters and wanna-be’s! Meetings are optional (but encouraged!); knitting, crocheting and prayer is done at home too. This ministry can also be supported by monetary donations for the purchase of yarn.

Why do we do it? It is fun and worthwhile ministry! Past recipients of our shawls have been blessed and we want to be able to continue blessing the lives of those in need. Our shawl supply is getting low!

Future meeting days and times will be determined; some days, some evenings. Questions or to R.S.V.P.  Call Debbie (Human Care Board) at 651-452-2238.

3,000 Sandwiches!

3,000 Sandwiches!

Christ Lutheran Church (that’s YOU) will be participating in a community service event to make sandwiches for the homeless and needy in Mpls/St. Paul area. Four years ago we made over 4,000 sandwiches in support of this effort.

When:    Before and after Saturday night service on September 6th and before and after Sunday morning service on September 7th.

Cost:      Each sandwich costs approximately 50¢ so we are asking you to prayerfully consider donating $5-$10 to help cover the cost of the ingredients. There is a box in the narthex for your donations. You can’t miss it – it is covered with pictures of sandwiches!

Everything including plastic hand coverings will be provided so all

you have to do is show up, donate, and make sandwiches!

 

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a

stranger and you welcomed me...Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of

these my brothers, you did it to me.” Mathew 25:35, 40b.

 

Youth Fundraiser at Silver Bell Diner

Our Board of Youth meeting for July will be at the Silver Bell Diner in Eagan Monday, July 14th from 4-7 pm. 20% of all proceeds at the Silver Bell Diner (formerly Betty’s Café and Pies) will be donated to the Youth Group to help toward their Fundraising.  

VBS FOOD & BEVERAGE DONATIONS/VBS DAILY OFFERINGS

We have a bulletin board of food/beverage/supply needs for this year’s VBS, “Weird Animals” outside the Fellowship Hall – any help with the many needs would be greatly appreciated!  Daily VBS offerings will go toward this year’s VBS mission project, “Lutheran Malaria Initiative“.   Thank you! ALSO NEEDED FOR VBS: We need cardboard egg containers for a special craft for the VBS participants.  Please bring to the Main Office, or give to Larry Johnson, Youth & Education Director – thanks!


Joyful Response Electronic Giving

Are you interested in having your regular church offerings transferred automatically to the church? You and the church can save the time and expense of writing and handling checks by participating in the Joyful Response Electronic Offering Program from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Download the PDF below and complete the form.  You can drop the form off at the church office.  For more information, call Dick Swedean (651-688-8245) or the church office (651-454-4091) for more details on this new exciting free service.

Click  to open the Joyful Response Authorization Form.  When the PDF is open, print and complete the form and submit it to the church office along with a voided check.

Shawl Ministry - Learn to Knit or Crochet

Kelly Callahan has graciously offered to teach Prayer Shawl knitting and crocheting classes.  Our next meeting time is Tuesday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Prayer room. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet prayer shawls for hospitalized and new babies, bring a sold color yarn and medium sized crochet hook or knitting needles.

Feed My Starving Children

DID YOU KNOW that EVERY DAY, 6,200 CHILDREN DIE FROM STARVATION? Did you know that YOU can make a significant difference for these children by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children?

Join us as we go to Feed My Starving Children  on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the meals are then shipped  to nearly 70 countries around the world. It is a fun and worthwhile cause - you won't be dissapointed that you came! 

Feed My Starving Children is located at 990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136 in Eagan. Sign up at the table in the narthex or go to volunteer.fmsc.org and use join code 480924. Questions? Call Deaconess Kris at 651345434091.

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