Annual Holiday Thank You!

 All of us at the church who coordinate our congregation’s outreach to the community want to thank everyone who participated in our many holiday activities.

 For all of you who cut, cooked, and smushed the annual Thanksgiving Stuffing—Job well Smushed!  We even got a shout out from the staff at Manna that made it into the Herald.  Special thanks to Jeff Saville for coordinating the whole thing.

To all of you who adopted a child for the Family Center’s Toy Drive—a heartfelt thank you from the staff of the center and the children and families blessed by your generosity!

Special thanks to all the Quilters that made the stockings for the children of the Family Center and all of you who brought goodies, toys and toothbrushes to fill them!

Thanks for your many other gifts blessing others, and in particular, your support of our mission church partners.

NELM Support

The Twelve Days of Christmas….thanks to the generosity of many members, we were able to share God’s love with our extended family, our Mission Partners at the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rockpoint, AZ.  A few particular thank yous go out to Don Bruning, Bob Harms, Dan & Angelia Graves, Wanda Ellingson, John Condie, Tom & Dottie Robinson, and the Piecemakers.  

12+ quilts made with love by our Piecemakers

11 kids winter coats

10 bed sheet sets

9 Holy Bibles (“Diyin God Bizaad–The Holy Bible in Navajo language”)

8 boxes of facemasks

7 or more outfits for young boys

6 hats and gloves

5 Tylenol bottles

4 desk organizers (and extra folders galore, a 3-hole punch, pencil sharpeners and a desk chair)

3 microwave/toaster ovens

2 crockpots, 2 large cooking pots and 2 first aid kits

And a wish of God’s unending love

“So grateful – Yáʼátʼééh Késhmish from all of us. Wishing you a season of hope and abundance. Blessings, Pastor Kate Adelman”

Zaculeu, Guatemala

Christ the King joined Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN, in raising money for one of our families at Augustine Lutheran Church in La Libertad, Guatemala.  Pedro, the three-year son of the head of this church, was born with intestines on the outside of his body. He was operated on as an infant and requires a second surgery now. The public clinic in the remote area near the church cannot operate due to COVID, but a private clinic is willing to perform the surgery at a cost of $2500.  Our Savior’s raised $1750 and Christ the King raised $1725 during our special collections on December 5th and 12th.