The annual SC Synod Heartland Conference Lay School of Religion will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 pm on January 10, January 17, January 24 and January 31 at Grace Lutheran Church, Prosperity. Registration fee is $20; however, the Youth Faith session is free of charge for the youth. The School of Religion is designed to help laypersons and rostered laders apply biblical and theological foundations to their congregational ministries and personal life.
January Manna House collections will focus on paper towels, toilet tissue and bars of soap. One rollof paper towels, one roll of toilet tissue and one bar of soap are all that is included in each Manna House food supply box for a family of one. Since these items are non-food, donations of are not plentiful as much as other food items contributed to Manna House.
Turkey Stew Tickets are available from the Lutheran Men. The cost is $6.00 per quart. Pick up date is January 21 from 8-10:30 am in the fellowship hall.
Summer Memorial for the 4th year will reach out to the children of Boundary Street School by providing weekend backpacks. Our goal is to financially fund backpacks for 10 children this school year. In addition, we will also pack another ten backpacks that are being funded through a Harvest Hope grant. Backpack supplies are purchased from Harvest Hope Food Bank; $7.50 for one backpack for one student. Multiply that by 36 weeks for one student ($270) , then multiply $270 by ten students and that brings us to a total of $2,700 needed to fund this ministry. Fortunately, the expenses are spread out over serveral months and final orders are not placed until April 2017.
All donations, regular offering and special gifts, to this ministry should be marked Backpack Fund.
May God Continue to Use Our Hands for His Work!
Yes, we have Christian Education classes for all ages! Please join us for an exciting time of Bible study and fellowship at 9:30 am just before Worship Service at 10:30 am. Exciting programs for Kindergarten, Youth, and Adults.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Don't forget the first Sunday of each month to bring food staples for Manna House. The box is located in the hallway in the Fellowship Hall. Special offerings for Manna House may be made using the special envelopes in the pew racks.