St. Paul Lutheran Church
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where All Are Welcome!
An Opportunity  

Blessings Bags

We are running out of our supply of Blessing Bags that were created on God's Work Our Hands Sunday for distribution to hand out to people in need
 
Please provide donations of the following to keep this great program going:
warm socks     wipes     chapsticks     granola bars     hand warmers               rain ponchos     deodorant     kleenex     protein snacks     gum
 
Drop your donations off at the collection box in the Ark hallway
 
 
 
Another Opportunity  

Donations needed for Orion Area "Backpack Blessings" Program which provides a small bag of supplemental food for 30 needy children to take home each weekend

 

 

In addition to basic items ordered from IGA or River Bend Food Pantry, they like to include extra items such as pudding cups, fruit snacks, trail mix, goldfish crackers, and other individually packaged items

 

donations of these "extras" may be left in the designated container in the courtyard hallway

 
 
Another Opportunity  

Donations needed for the Orion Schools breakfast project.  Items appreciated include cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, pop tarts, granola bars, rice krispy treats, fruit breakfast bars, individual cereal boxes, individual fruit cups.  Monetary donations are also needed for purchasing milk.  There is a basket in the courtyard hallway for your donations.

 

 

One Example

WELCA contributed almost $1,300 in outreach mission support in 2018
 
 
Another Example 
 
$6,583.12 was contributed in 2018 for various disaster relief efforts,
132% of what was budgeted!

 

Another example

 
Total Benevolence(Missions) expenditures by the church for 2018 totaled $43,318.12 which was an increase over 2017 and almost 16%
of the total General Fund expenditures!