At its quarterly work fellowship event on Saturday, September 23rd, Faith Lutheran Church in Lafayette, LA, held a painting party to spruce up the sanctuary and children’s cry room – just in time to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Twenty-five volunteers participated in the event.
On September 9th – 10th, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd seized an opportunity for outreach at the annual Seafood Festival. The festival was heavily attended this year, with not only the regular attendees but all of the hotels and motels were booked with folks evacuating from Hurricane Irma. The festival weather was outstanding.
An important function of churches today is to bring the local community into the body of Christ. Grace Lutheran Church in Pensacola, FL, has recently hired John Hanke as our Family Life Coordinator. John brings to us years of experience working with Lutheran churches.
Things are back in full swing at Grace in Huntsville, AL. We welcome our new pastor and his family to our congregation. Rev. Russ Gipson was installed at an installation service on Sunday, July 30th, followed by a celebratory dinner reception. We are happy to see an increased attendance at our worship services!
Rev. Eric Klemme was installed as the pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Natchitoches, LA, on Sunday, August 13th, at 4:00 p.m. Congregational president, Ken Stevens, welcomed everyone to the service.
Zenobia Bridges Washington recently spearheaded one of the first mission outreach projects for 2017 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Rev. Gary Peterson is the pastor of Calvary. Members of the congregation contributed and provided 50 individual Blessing Bags filled with basic hygienic supplies for women and children who have escaped situations of domestic violence and abuse within their households.
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