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Letter From Jerusalem
Please read the latest letter from Pastor Carrie Ballenger Smith. She is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. It contains lots of information how things are going during Lent at the congregation we support.
The Social Ministry Committee has a challenge for you. Each day of Lent, remove one gently-used item from your closet or household, and put it into a trash bag. Blue bags will be available in the narthex or back of the Chapel, or use a bag of your own. Return your bags any Sunday between April 8th and 22nd. Some items will be used for Midnight Run; most will be sold at our joint tag sale with First United Methodist Church on April 27-28. Last year we raised over $2,500 for charities! Questions or want to help? Contact Sue Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six of our youth and two chaperones will travel to Houston, TX, this summer for the ELCA Youth Gathering. They will join over 30,000 other teens for worship, service, and learning. Click here to see a brief video made by the attending youth.
There are four ways you can support the youth attending the Gathering:
Envelopes: Take one or more of the envelopes in the narthex or back of the chapel. Each envelope has a number. Place a donation of that amount in the envelope and place it in the offering plate.
Donate online through the church website at www.stjohnelca.org. Click “Giving;” under “Other,” write “Youth Gathering.”