OCTOBER NOISY OFFERING RECIPIENT—BREAD FOR THE WORLD
This month we will lift up a long-term partner with Christ the King, Bread for the World. This Christian advocacy organization was founded by a Lutheran pastor and works with U.S. federal decision makers to address systemic issues around hunger and poverty. This work has made a huge difference around the world and in the United States in the last almost 50 years.
Yet, one in ten people goes to bed hungry every night. One in four children under the age of five is severely malnourished.
Good progress was being made until the significant impacts of COVID on people around the world and in our own community. So the work continues and every voice matters. Check out www.bread.org and add your voice to the chorus of all who hear God’s call to care for all of God’s people.
CELEBRATE OUR MISSION PARTNER: Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG)
Guatemala weekend is almost here!
Rev. Karen Castillo and her son, Diego Gil, will be joining us for 10/8-10! Rev. Karen is the head of the Lutheran Church in Guatemala and provides leadership and ministry to the congregations across the country, including our partner church in Zacaleu.
On Sunday, 10/8, Rev. Karen and Diego will be joining us for worship and Pastor Karen will be preaching. We plan to have a potluck after worship at 10:30 a.m. We are excited to have all of our members (not just the 10 lucky CtKers who have been there) be able to meet with them and learn more about the ministry there and how we can continue to deepen our relationship.
Please make every effort to be present with us and we thank you for your ongoing support and prayers for our mission partner.
Christmas is coming!!!!!
The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program that keeps on giving. Using the online catalogue, you can choose from more than 50 sustainable gifts, in honor of family and friends, to give to people throughout the world who are in desperate need. Go to goodgifts@ELCA.org to start shopping.
There is Still More!!!!!!
Don’t forget to put Colorado Gives Day on your calendar! This will be held on Tuesday, 12/6/22. Community First Foundation and 1st Bank have partnered with sponsors around the state to provide $1 Million Incentive Fund that will make your donation more powerful for local nonprofits. Go to www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday website to donate.
Let’s spread the love!