OUTREACH SPRING FOCUS
Southridge Highschool “Upstart” (homeless) Students: We are continuing with Sunday "Open Bread Box" in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Cash or check donations are accepted for purchase of super market gift cards for the students to use for food or hot meals in the stores. We are also collecting non-perishable food items, with a focus on proteins, and toiletries for the students’ needs that can be placed in plastic bins in the Narthex.
Chapman Partnership: Please refer to the list posted in the Fellowship Hall of previous church newsletters or bulletins as to what can be accepted for this organization’s needs for their program to assist homeless gain independence and success. Their current “Move-Out Kit” initiative includes specific items with them to start a new life of independence. Also used clothes in good condition will be accepted by Chapman for their general population.
As part of our commitment to support global ministries, the Outreach Ministry Team invites you to make a special Lenten Offering. This year the money collected will be used to support the “ELCA good gifts Global Garden Project.” Depending on the collective amount received, we will be able to assist needy farming communities throughout the world buy vegetable seeds, fruit-tree seedlings, gardening tools, maybe even a water well. If you would like to participate, please pick-up one (or more) Lenten Offering Boxes available in the narthex. During the days and weeks ahead, fill it/them with coins, dollar bills, or a check. We ask that you return your box(es) on Sunday, March 29th. Thank you for your prayerful and generous support.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.. Matthew 5:16
St. Thomas Lutheran Church