Lenten ELCA World Hunger Focus
Christ the King will again focus some of our energy during Lent on the work of the ELCA to help fight World Hunger.
Our goal during Lent this year is to collect $6,000 to help feed the over 811 million undernourished people in the world.
To help us meet this goal, we will be handing out coin boxes, with a Piggy Bank theme, to be used during the 40 days of Lent. If you fill it up just add it to the Noisy Offering can. We will make sure to have extras available so you can continue to help meet our goal. Banks will be available starting on Sunday February 19th.
People around the world are suffering from Covid, inflation, climate change, droughts, flooding, inflation, war and so much more. As brothers and sisters in Christ we have heard the call to serve and support those whose basic needs are not met—whether locally, in our country or throughout the world.
Please join us for this time of reflection, prayer and praise as we journey toward the blessings of Easter and God’s fulfilled promises.
Christ the King’s Love Fund
For many years, Christ the King has maintained the Love Fund. Its purpose is to provide gifts of monetary support to members, attendees, and staff in times of short-term need. This support comes as an expression of God’s love from the congregation and imposes no requirements on the recipient.
Financial emergencies can take many forms—unexpected car repairs, unusual medical bills, temporary disability, or loss of work. The fund has helped people in the past with rent and mortgage payments, legal fees, utility bills and more. If you, or anyone you know in the congregation, is experiencing a financial emergency, bring it to Pastor Tim’s or Deacon Mandy’s attention. The names of recipients and any specific circumstances that might reveal their identities will be held in strictest confidence by both our ministers. If they, with the advice of the Social Ministry team, find it appropriate and agree that there are no other reasonable options, the Love fund will try to help.
The flip side of this is, of course, that if you have been gifted by God in abundance, please consider making a donation to the Love Fund. Just write “Love Fund” on the memo line of a check. Lots of small contributions can go a long way.
We know there are members out there who are currently experiencing financial difficulties. Talk to one of our ministers; let the Love Fund do what it was intended to do.