Clothes of Compassion
The committee for Clothes for Compassion would like to “Thank” everyone who donated clothes. The response has been wonderful. They have received so much clothes they are running out of space. Until further notice, they are asking for only clothes that will fit children in 4 kindergarten through High School.
News from the Food
The need in our community for help with groceries seems to be growing. In August we served 21 families with a total of 57 family members. We have been fortunate this summer to have received several meat donations: a steer, hog and several chickens. We were able to share this meat over and above the amount we usually give to the 21 families. The chickens are gone, but we still have pork and beef to share.
Food Pantry Sunday for the next four months will be: Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec.8. The earlier date in December will enable us to include your donations in the Christmas boxes we make up for the holidays. Last year we had 45 families who received boxes. Please check the list in the narthex to see what items are needed for the food pantry. Make shopping a family affair with each member choosing something to bring on Food Pantry Sunday. Thank you to everyone who supports this ministry with prayers and donations.
Mercy Mat Update
It is time to bring out the crochet hooks and plarn balls! Mercy Mat meetings will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11 and continue throughout the fall, winter and spring on Wednesday mornings. We meet at Our Savior's from 9-12 and welcome new members to our group. You don't need any experience to join the group, just a pair of scissors and a willingness to learn the steps in making the mats. Please join us if you have the time and interest. If you can't join us please donate clean, used plastic grocery bags to our effort and keep us in your prayers. We take finished mats to either Porchlight or The Beacon homeless shelters where they are given to homeless people to use as sleeping mats or blankets. There is always a need for the mats.
After School Program Update
The After School Program committee is making plans for the food stand at the car show during Homecoming October 12. Last year was our first time doing this as a fund raiser and it was a learning experience as well as a huge success! We are increasing the amount of food we buy as we sold out of most everything by 12:30 last year. Andy Hill has applied for and received a grant from Thrivent to use for buying soda, water, and other necessities. If you would like to volunteer at this fund raiser, please call Carol at 482-3708.
Please keep the After School Program in your prayers as we are still looking for a teacher. If you know of someone who might be interested, have them call the number above and leave a message. There is a real need for this program in our community. Please help in any way you can. Thank you.
Jordan Local Missions—Winter Clothing Drive
We will be collecting winter clothing that will be donated to the Monroe School District. This year we will be collecting the following items in new or used if in good condition.
Snow Pants sizes 4T-12 in both girls and boys
Winter Coats sizes 4T-12 in both girls and boys
Boots sizes 13 to 8 in both girls and boys
Hats/Mittens sizes small and medium kid sizes both girls and boys
We will start collecting items at church September thru October. Jordan Lutheran Church will also be purchasing some items as well through Local Missions. We will deliver these items to the Monroe School District the first week of November.
If you have any questions, please contact any member of Local Missions.
Local Missions Committee-
Pastor Dennis, Connie Thorson, Amie Ballard, Sally Gordee, Lois Meinert, Shelle Holland-Severson, Teena Fey, Tonya Briggs and Stacy Hill
Jordan Lutheran Cemetery requests that all flowers be removed from graves by October 1st. Thanking you in advance for your attention to this matter
Karen Von Kaenel
Our Savior’s Treasurer’s Report – January, 2018
Checkbook balance 12/31/2017 $5948.47
Total Deposits $3043.00
Mission beyond local $150.00
Ministry Expense $2806.50
Parish Secretary $170.85
Financial Secretary $100.00
Worship Supplies $43.09
Total Expenses $3902.70
Checkbook balance $5088.77
If you find any family information in the newsletter wrong or misprinted, please contact the church office. Phone: 439-5358, or email email@example.com.