BULLETIN DEADLINE is Wednesday by 5:00 p.m. Please call Kathy Fries at 336-706-3965 with any announcements. Thank you.
FOOD PANTRY - We are encouraging those who attend worship in December to continue to bring items to donate to local ministries. Local ministries can use donations of non-perishable food, including food for children. A container will be provided outside for donations and they will be dropped off that week.
HELP - If you know of anyone with needs due to reduced income or lack of income, or hear of any needs for groups helping others, please let the Pastor know. So far Social Ministry has provided some extra help during this time for the Salvation Army, Piedmont Rescue Mission, Living Free Ministries, Alamance Meals on Wheels, and Southern Alamance Family Empowerment (SAFE) of Graham.
PASTORAL VISITS - Pastor John Mark received his second dose of COVID vaccine April 2nd. If you need a pastoral visit, please contact the Pastor by e-mail or leaving a voice mail at the church or Pastor's cell phone.
From ELCA DIASTER RESPONSE: On the night of December. 10, a devastating outbreak of more than 30 tornadoes swept through six states. Kentucky was impacted the most, with more than 70 people reported dead. Homes and businesses were destroyed, including a candle factory in Mayfield, Ky., where first responders are still searching for survivors. More than 330,000 people are without electricity across multiple states. The full extent of the damage is expected to become clear in the coming days.
Lutheran Disaster Response is engaging with partners in the affected areas, including the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, to respond to immediate needs. Given the initial damage assessments, recovery will likely take years, and Lutheran Disaster Response is prepared to accompany survivors until the response is complete.
What you can do:
Please pray for the people who were impacted by the destructive tornadoes. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones and strength to those who are working diligently to care for affected communities.
Gifts noted for “US Tornadoes” will be used entirely (100%) to assist those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete.
Give through your congregation, online through the ELCA website, or mail your gift (check made out to “Lutheran Disaster Response”) to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA Gift Processing Center,
P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009