Christ the King will again focus some of our energy during Lent on the work of ELCA World Hunger. The world may have enough food for all, but as many as 811 million people around the world are undernourished. Our faith leads us to believe in a God of abundance. As a church we live out our baptismal call to strive for justice and mercy for all. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more people into hunger and poverty. As the ELCA writes, “We are Easter people, clinging to the promise of God: ‘I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert’ (Isaiah 43:19).”
We will be using the 40 Days of Giving calendar for this journey. They were passed out on February 27 at worship. For those worshiping online, there will be copies of the calendars in the church office for you to pick up as you can. We have set a goal of $5,000 for our Christ the King giving to ELCA World Hunger during March and April. Also, we are planning to host a special guest on April 3rd from the ELCA World Hunger staff.
Over the years, this congregation has heard the call to serve and support those whose basic needs are not met–locally, in our country and around the world. For this we are grateful. Please join us in this prayerful time of reflection, prayer, and growing faith as we journey to Easter and the promise of the risen Lord.