Members of St. John's Lutheran and St. Francis Episcopal worked together to feed and help to homeless of New York City. The event was coordinated through Midnight Run, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless of New York City. Eleven volunteers drove into New York City the night of May 6 in two cars and one small truck, which had all the food, clothing, and toiletries to be distributed. The weather cooperated by having a break in the rain that had been falling all day. The truck was almost empty by the end of the night.
There were many ways to help: donating clothes, food, or money, sorting and organizing the clothing and toiletries, and preparing bagged meals. Long time St. John's member Bruce Williams is pictured helping out by getting ready to drive his pickup truck the St. Francis full of donated supplies. We thank all the volunteers who helped with the event!
Contemporary Worship Service
On Sunday, April 26, the 10:30 am worship was a contemporary service held in Luther Hall. Luther Hall was filled to capacity. A praise band, multimedia use, children’s participation, and more were the hallmarks of the service. This offering was in response to the request for worship variety as expressed in the fall dessert meetings and was intended to be an experiment so that we have some experience in a very different worship format.
Prior to the service, members of the congregation listened to the pastor talk about contemporary worship and heard some of the music that will be used.
Installation of Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson
The installation of The Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson was held Sunday, November 15. The Southern Conference Dean of the New England Synod, Rev. Marjo Anderson, lead the installation, and Rev. Mark Lingle, Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church of Stamford preached. Everyone enjoyed a reception after the service.
St. John's Online Giving Program
Thinking about making a special gift to our church? Our wish list can be found here.
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 this New Year at the congregation we support.
Click here to open up a copy.