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Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Mid-Arkansas Zone Food Pantry and Clothes Closet Visit — A Reflection of Jesus’ Love in Action


On Monday March 18, 2019 thirteen ladies from Faith Lutheran, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas went to Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla, Arkansas to visit their food pantry and clothes closet as a servant event. Sarah Brown talked about the food pantry and Jeanette Irby talked about the clothes closet. Both Sarah and Jeanette are members at Zion, Avilla. An incredible seventy-five bags of food were packed and the clothes closet was restocked.

Participants from Faith, Hot Springs Village included Jackie Wolff, Debbie Kjarland, Shirley Smestad, Jan Wendling, Caryl Galler, Ruth Rysan, Susan Peterson, Judy Kluba, Veronica Detjens, Mary Benke, Lydia Weichert, Linda Benson, and Sherry Galatas.

Submitted by
Sarah Brown
Zion Lutheran Church, Avilla, Arkansas
Mid-South District

School Kits for Lutheran World Relief

School Kits for Lutheran World Relief — A Reflection of Jesus’ Love in Action


Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Care Kits help give families around the world some of life’s essentials, as well as a reminder that they are not alone. From chronic poverty and conflict to drought and typhoon, the intensity of humanitarian needs continues to increase. Anyone can work on a quilt or kit project. It strengthens fellowship within your congregation, serves as a faith witness to your community and brings you closer to your global neighbors. The gifts you give through these projects are an immeasurable blessing to families around the world.

nullThe LWML of Christ Lutheran Church in Boulder City, Nevada, invited their congregation and their community to participate in collecting backpacks and school items to donate to Lutheran World Relief. At the end of the month the women were able to put together 70 complete school kits. Money was also donated to help with shipping costs. It was a great service activity to start off their new year.

Submitted by
Jessica Stetson
Christ Lutheran of Boulder City
Pacific Southwest District

Pillow Cases

Pillow Cases — A Reflection of Jesus’ Love in Action

nullLWML women along with men and youth of Eternal Hope Lutheran Church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota were very engaged in collecting cotton materials and sewing pillow cases. This was a very busy and joyful Saturday, January 19, 2019. We accomplished the sewing of 295 standard size pillow cases, plus their delivery to Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. During the past seven years we have donated a total 1,060 of these beautiful pillow cases to this Children’s Hospital. Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked with high performance in two pediatric specialty medical and surgical care areas, — Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology.

During an April worship service, these pillow cases were blessed, and displayed to share their beauty and purpose with all members of our Church.

Submitted by
Jean E Joslyn
Eternal Hope Lutheran Church
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota


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