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February is Food Pantry month! Once again the Sunday School kids at Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide hunger relief campaign. The Souper Bowl started in 1990 when 22 churches in Columbia, SC held a drive and donated $5,700 in food items to their community on Super Bowl Sunday. Last year over $10,500,000 in food items was donated throughout the United States.
The Sunday School kids ask that the following items be brought to church to be donated to the Elk Grove Food Pantry.
- February 5 – Soup & Crackers
- February 12 – Breakfast Foods
- February 19 – Peanut Butter & Jelly
- February 26 – Main Meal Items
Get your Mardi Gras on! Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 5-8 PM for a light dinner and Mardi Gras celebration! Experience the music of New Orleans, wear a costume if you would like, make a mask and play some Bunco and Bingo! Bring your friends and family for an evening of Fun and Fellowship!
We are helping our neighbor across Golf Road, Trinity United Methodist by providing the food for several PADS dinners this Winter. The dinner in January was a big success. Our cooks got many thank yous and compliments from our guests, who declared it one of the best meals this season! We have two more dinners, on February 24 and March 31. There are opportunities to provide food, or just come out to help set up, serve and clean up.
Our Bible Study class continues on Monday nights at 7:00 PM. We are studying The Path to the Cross, in the Ray Vander Laan series. This video series, which was filmed on location in Qumran, Machaerus, En Gedi, Jerusalem and Gethsemane, is a thought provoking lead in to the Lenten season. Click here to view the first video in the series.
Congratulations, Walt! A few Sundays ago, Walt Riesing was commissioned as a Diakonia minister. Diakonia is a Greek word that appears throughout the New Testament, meaning service. The Diakonia Ministry is a two year process of spiritual formation and theological education for baptized members of the Lutheran Church. The focus of the Diakonia experience is the word of Jesus in scripture, "Let the one who would be great among you be your servant." – Mark 10:43. Click here to learn more about the Diakonia program, or talk to Walt.