St. Thomas Lutheran Church

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NEW MONTHLY SERVICE AT PERDUE MEDICAL CENTER


St. Thomas will lead a Christian service in the chapel at Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center on the third Sunday of every month at 2:30 PM.


The service will last 20-30 minutes and will feature upbeat hymns, a small reading, short message, and blessing with oil. 
All are invited.


Contact Deacon Carol Petrusky if you would be able to arrive at 2:15 to help residents get to the chapel. The medical center is located at 19590 Old Cutler Road. 







THANK YOU to everyone for your kind donations! 


On the fourth Sunday of the month, we will again make about 120 sandwiches after worship. We need volunteers to take the food to Old Cutler Presbyterian Church at 3:00 PM and then to the homeless downtown at 4:00 PM.

When natural disaster strikes or political conflict flares, families often have little chance to gather their belongings before fleeing the danger. They arrive in a refugee camp or other place of safety scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit allow them to wash away the dirt and sweat, with the fresh scent of soap and the softness of a towel as reminders of someone’s care and concern for them in their plight.

We're still in need of :


  • ​​ Nonperishable food, toiletries, and Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Aldi gift cards of $15, $20, or $25 for the homeless children at Miami Southridge Senior High School.




We are in need of the following items for LWR personal care kits:  

  • One light-weight bath towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27"), dark color recommended
  • Two or three bath-size bars of gentle soap equaling up to 8-9 oz, any brand, in original wrapping (no mini or hotel size bars)
  • One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging **Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap
  • One sturdy comb, remove packaging
  • One pair of metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging


Please give new items only. Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your congregation’s name. Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage.
 
Please bring items to church by January 31st and place them in the designated box in the Fellowship Hall. We will assemble the kits on Sunday, February 4th to be dropped off that week.


 Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits:

​​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


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