News for 9/14/17

A Little Southern Taste for a BIG Cause

September 10 was the official kick-off of St. John Lutheran Church's Mission Project for the next year. Each year the church votes on an organization or project to support. After choosing an organization, the church begins raising money to donate and also volunteers their time and effort throughout the year by completing hands-on projects for the chosen organization.

This year's organization is Crossroads Rescue Mission based out of Kearney and Hastings, Nebraska. This organization provides shelter, meals, and God's word to homeless families in the area. It is a faith based group so it doesn't receive any government funding. It relies solely on gifts and donations to keep their doors open.

Their director, Jerry Bumgardner, spoke to St. John's congregation after worship last Sunday. Following his presentation, a wonderful Mardi Gras meal was served. Authentic New Orleans food was prepared by Genny Rahjes, Liz Hainke, Mary Struckhoff, and Bill Winters. The youth of the church did the serving and bussing of tables.

Several community members joined the church members and were all treated to a delicious meal!! Thank you to everyone who supported the mission fundraising meal!!

Jerry and St. John members being served by Jack Molzahn and other youth.

Special guest, Crossroads director, Jerry Bumgardner. Pictures courtesy of Robin Billings.

Kensington Library News

We are excited to announce a new program we will be offering the 3rd Monday of the mont