Greetings and prayers from the Social Ministry Committee,
There are a couple of things of note that we would like to tell you about:
First, it was brought to the committee’s attention (thanks, by the way) that we have been doing the Noisy Offering for the same group of charities over and over for several years.  While we do think that those are groups that deserve our support, it was pointed out there are many other groups out there that are equally deserving.  So, in August, we will have a suggestion box available for members of the congregation to suggest potential new recipients for occasional Noisy Offering proceeds.  We will be repeating this information during services during the month, even though we know everyone reads the newsletter. 
Second, remember that our long postponed (thanks Covid!) trip to Guatemala to visit our mission partners at San Juan Bautista Iglesia Luterana in Zaculeu has finally been scheduled.  We will leave June 26, 2024 and return July 3 the same year.  Please prayerfully consider accompanying us.  Talk to Pastor Tim if you are interested.
The Social Ministry Committee.
Durango Food Bank Update
Many thanks from the Durango Food Bank! The Food Bank provides food assistance to approximately 160 families in Durango and La Plata County. Christ the King’s congregation has donated a total of 199 lbs. from January to June 2023. WOW!!
Gluten free pastas, cereals, cream of wheat, pancake mix, syrups, and canned fruit are needed at this time. All dry foods are greatly appreciated.
Thank you! – Barbara Hawxhurst