Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lenten Wednesdays

We are having such a fun Lent at St. Paul's Church showing God's love to others in practical ways!

Our first Lenten Wednesday, we assembled and packaged 300 sandwiches to take to Simpson Homeless Shelter - a lunch for their clients to take with them for their day.

Our second Wednesday was snowed out...

Our third, we made 62 care packages for the teachers of Garlough School (a local magnet school that is known to have more needs than some of the other nearby schools).  We thought with all that is going on in politics, government, and the media - these teachers needed to be reminded of how much we appreciate what they do!

And last night our Lenten service project was filling gift bags with the things that make for a good birthday party: balloons, cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, invitations, banners, noisemakers, a card, and Target gift cards!

We filled over 20 bags and will be donating them to Emma's Place (Emma's place offers permanent, affordable housing for homeless, low-income families. It has thirteen three- and four-bedroom townhomes for single parents with three or more children.) for kids who may not get a birthday party otherwise...
We had 30 people come share dinner, a devotional, and put together the bags - and all with laughter and joy at being together and sharing our blessings with others.

What a great way to end a busy day!

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