For Global Mission
More than $500 for ELCA Global Mission was raised during Advent 2019 in a raffle led by Keren and Denise, who traveled with ELCA Global Mission in October and visited ministries of the Lutheran church in Tanzania and Rwanda. Items in the raffle were handmade items purchased from the Tanzania and Rwanda settings of ministry.
2019 Thanksgiving and Advent Offerings
Nearly each time we gather, we gather offerings. For special services, our congregation often designates a place besides within our own church to use these funds. This is especially wonderful when we join with another church to worship as we did with St. Paul’s Lutheran this year.
Thanksgiving Eve Service and three mid-week Advent services with St. Paul’s with a theme of “Let Your Light So Shine” provided offerings which purchased thirteen solar-powered lanterns via ELCA Good Gifts/World Hunger Program. This portable, solar-charged lantern helps families in sub-Saharan Africa read, study or complete other household tasks without burning costly fuel or breathing dangerous fumes. These Thanksgiving and Advent offerings also provided $220 to First Presbyterian of Cheyenne’s program to assist local households with their utilities. Additionally, $174.50 was received and sent to Needs, Inc. a local organization whose number one priority is food security for Laramie County residents.
For more information about ELCA Good Gifts and ELCA World Hunger, go to elca.org