Good Food, Good Weather, Good Friends and a Great Worship Service and Mortgage Burning Ceremony, Thank you Brian Bachman Stacie Williams Salyard Sandra Kovach and the countless number of people who made it happen. About 80 school and health kits were assembled on Sunday along with one fleece blanket. There are more kits and quilts to work on. Twelve people stained about 30 picnic tables and 20 benches at Mosquito beach, dog park, and marina. It feels Good to do God's work with our hands!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our walkers and donors for a wonderfully successful walk. Prince of Peace raised $527 and St John raised $391 to help fight hunger. Early estimates are, there were 80 walkers and raised $5,000. Thank you again for your generosity and time. We look forward to seeing you next October.
Thank You Thanks to the efforts of many people in the parish, and some outside the parish as well, we will be sending the following to Lutheran World Relief: 96 quilts (just a bit shy of our goal of 100) 53 school kits 66 personal care kits, about twice as many as we usually send. Thanks to everyone who made school bags, shopped for supplies, cut squares, sewed tops, and assembled quilts since last October. Join us Tuesday, October 26 at 1pm for our next quilting assembly as we start on next year's donations. We are also giving another 75 newborn hats crocheted by Carol Sandrock and others to IMA. They will be delivered in person in New Windsor. This makes about 200 hats sent by Carol and friends in the last 12 months. The hats go to the Congo and Sudan and are part of a Safe Motherhood Kit distributed through midwives, helping to insure that a mother has a safe delivery and that the baby has something to wear when it enters this world.
What a day for peace. We have about 100 people show up and walk through the parking lot at KSU Trumbull into the newly remodeled lecture hall for a peace program. We heard from the Warren City council representative, Cortland Mayor Curt Moll, Dean Dr. Grahn and Mr. Vincent Peterson. Music from Champion HS choir and Mr. Tony deFoor. Afterwards an ice social to end the night. Thanks to Jean and Clyde Bolinger for organizing this event.
About 50 Trumbull County ELCA Lutherans gathered at Shepherd of the Valley last Sunday for our annual "God's Work, Our Hands" service day. After a great lunch (thanks Thrivent!), we prayed, welcomed God's blessing on our hands, and went to work. Here's what we did: Painted a pavilion & picnic tables at Mosquito Lake; Assembled 7 quilts; Cut squares for 2 more quilts; Packed 47 Lutheran World Relief school kits; Packed 10 health kits; Planted dozens of bulbs and live flowers at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland; Visited multiple residents at Shepherd of the Valley; Picked up trash on the Mosquito Lake causeway; Served a hot lunch in Warren; Served dinner at the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission; and maybe a few other things! Thanks to Emmanuel, Grace, Living Lord, New Life, Prince of Peace, St. John's, St. Paul's, and Trinity (Girard) Lutheran Churches for being part of this. God can share a lot of love through us when we work together! - Pastor Dirk, Grace Lutheran Hubbard About 20 people at POPLC assembled 2 quilts, packed 35 school kits, 12 health kits, and cut fabric squares for 2 more quilts and about 10 people at SJLC assembled 5 quilts.