Monday, August 27, 2012

Social Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana

“Do not forget to do good and to help one another, 
because these are the sacrifices that please God.” 


Social Ministry Emphasis for August.  Each month the Social Ministry highlights a special giving opportunity.  August’s specific emphasis is to provide monetary support for ELCA’s Global Missions, the Mark and Linda Jacobson Family in Tanzania.  The Jacobsons have visited our congregation in the past during visits to the U.S.  The Shaefer Rowberg, Wangerin, and Adams families (Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) members) have visited the Jacobsons in Tanzania at various times.  CLC volunteers have sent medical supplies to Dr. Jacobson.  ELCA mission support gifts go to programs that minister directly to those in need or for educational programs for pastors, teachers, and lay people who work daily to bring the love of Christ to people in need of support for the mind, body, and spirit.  See the Social Ministry Bulletin Board concerning ELCA Global Missions and to see details about the Jacobsons medical work and ministry in Africa.  CLC’s goal of raising $3000 (a combination of extra envelope giving, Birthday Thank Offerings, & a budgeted amount) will help the Jacobsons with their ministry in Selian Hospital at Arusha, Tanzania (now in a new larger hospital).  CLC is designated as a missionary partner congregation.  Use your weekly worship service envelope and indicate “Jacobsons” on the line marked Social Ministry with the amount you wish to give in addition to your regular giving.  Thank you for your support of monthly social ministry emphasis needs.

Selian Lutheran Hospital, Arusha, Tanzania

author :Timothy Sutherland

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