Mission Matters
Ohio District LCMS
November 15, 2013
"Admission Ticket"

is the ninth Generosity Fireside Chat with President Cripe. Church leaders are encouraged to be creative in sharing this series of videos. Show them before worship services. Link them to your church website. View them with leaders at meetings with a tablet or phone. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi6Z42rWWFM&feature=youtu.be 

Lutheran World Relief in the Philippines

To date there are 10,000 confirmed dead, though unfortunately we expect that number to rise significantly, along with over 675,000 people in evacuation centers and 11 million impacted. LWR has an office in the Philippines and more than 25 years of experience there.  We have mobilized our staff and resources to provide life-saving support.  This includes debris removal through a cash-for-work program, shelter repair kits, clean water, personal care kits, baby care kits, school kits, and mission quilts. LWR has set an initial goal of $2.5 million for emergency relief to the Philippines.

LWR will have congregational materials available later today at:  www.lwr.org/haiyan, and include:

  • Updated Bulletin Inserts
  • Brief PowerPoint
  • Prayers/Petitions
  • Sermon starters
  • Stories from the field
  • Text for announcements and bulletins

 Please pray for those who have lost loved ones, for those who are injured, and for those who have been displaced by this terrible storm.  Please also pray for staff and volunteers who are responding and serving those in need. 

Concordia's Center for The Family
The Concordia Center for the Family will be sending out via e-mail needs to be prayed for.  Read the article, "I Will Pray for You" HERE and contact Jennier Freudenburg at Concordia-Ann Arbor at:
Volunteers Needed
There is a great need for volunteers at their retirement community.  Some of the needs range from one-to-one visits with individuals, larger group activities, leading an activity, assisting with transport, landscaping/gardening and even running the gift shop in the afternoon, to name a few.  Contact Nicole Foster, ADC at Eliza Jennings by calling: 216.325.1244 or via e-mail:  .
 
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
It's not too late to help make the holidays a little warmer!  LMM is looking for a variety of items for adults, teens, youth and event babies.  Gift cards can be shared across LMM programs.  For a list of ideas and who to contact, please visit the LMM website:  www.lutheranmetro.org/Donate-General/program-wish-list.html.

Taste of Home Christmas Cookie Walk

The Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve is hosting a Taste of Home Christmas Cookie Walk fundraiser in our Main Street Chapel on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Funds raised will provide seed money to purchase benches for the large interior courtyard.

Cookies will be sold at $8.00 per pound. How can you help? We are asking for donations of small, homemade Christmas or specialty cookies. Bring the cookies to the Lutheran Home in non-returnable containers on Wed, December 11th (the day prior to the sale) from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  

So we can determine the number of volunteer "helper-elves" the sale will require, please call Janice Snyder at:  440-847-1031 (or 440-871-0090 X-2154) or 

by December 5th to confirm the approximate number of cookies you will be providing. Thank you!