We just delivered a good deal of macaroni and cheese to Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC). They were very grateful to receive it since their shelves are somewhat bare at this time of year. Folks tend to remember food pantries at Thanksgiving and Christmas but this is the time of year when our help is really needed.
CUOC is asking Saint John’s to bring boxed pasta during September. It would be terrific if we could fill up the van with twice what is pictured above. They also need plastic grocery bags and something else very valuable. CUOC needs volunteers. When we delivered our mac and cheese last week, only one person was working receiving. Alice Pope informs that volunteers are desperately needed everywhere at the center. If you can help, call Alice and ask how. Or call CUOC directly at 625-1500.
It would be great to see you working there when we deliver a van-load of pasta at the end of the month.
The September Bell Tower is online. Just click the page above this copy.
Salamat (thank you)! Be very blessed in knowing you sponsor our feeding here for the children five days a week. 300 children each feeding x 5 feedings = 1,500 children that Saint John’s is feeding every week. How can we begin to say thank you? You all are so generous and one of the biggest supporters we have. God will bless you more.
Love to you,
Note: These feedings are being paid for by the simple act of our children at Saint John’s collecting spare change from worshipers each Sunday as they go forward for their children’s sermon. A little goes a long way!
Another VBS has come and gone. Thanks to all of our volunteers for teaching the kids how to pray—and have a great time.
More photos are here.
We rejoice with the Needham family at the baptism of Luke John on July 20, 2014.
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:4-6)
Ryan, Meghan, Amy, Joanna, Christian
Some of our youth just got back from Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC, where they enjoyed three days of fun, worship, and Christian education. More photos are available here.
We celebrated Pentecost yesterday by hearing the second reading (Acts 2:1-21) in a variety of languages simultaneously. Left to Right are Doug Schultz in English, Pr. Ryman in Latin, Frank Sefcik in Czech, Welta Harrelson in German, Ermalyn Jaeck in Tagalog, and Susan Ryman in French.
Thank God that he has given us ears to hear, each in our own language.
The anthem, “How Great Thou Art,” was performed by a trio of Jana, Meghan, and Amy.
Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)
Saint John’s sponsors four lugaw feedings of 300 children each, every week of the year at Naomi’s Heart Mission in General Santos City, the Philippines. This is the result of our own children collecting spare change from our adults each Sunday morning as they go forward for their children’s time during worship. All that change translates into meals at the mission. It also means those children are learning about the love of Christ.
We are working on our Vacation Bible School, coming Saturday, August 2, 2014, but did not realize that as we are making plans for VBS in Asheboro, were already doing VBS on the other side of the world.
Part of our budgeted benevolence made VBS happen in General Santos City, the Philippines. Every day children were taught about Jesus, had all those fun VBS activities, were given flip-flops, and were fed each day too. Your mission dollars are put to faithful use at Naomi’s Heart Mission.
Not only was this a daily VBS—it was done at two locations! Look at all of these children you impacted. There were as many as 600 children at each location. When that happened, two pots of lugaw fed the kids. Each pot yields 300 cups.
Flip-flops were handed out to children for two days in two locations, as part of our VBS program at Naomi’s Heart.
Hundreds of children were fed every day at two locations.
The closing program was done at Victory Church in Lagao.
Here are some more photos, taken and sent to us by Danny Ward. Enjoy…
Yes. That is Kristie Ward.