Posts for Spirit of Southern

Fall Bazaar and Fish Fry at St. Paul’s in Foley

Thanks to lots of volunteers for their help on Saturday, November 4th, the members of St. Paul’s had a very successful fall bazaar and fish fry dinner! Many of the church members made and donated items such as baked goods, jam and jelly, wooden crosses, Christmas ornaments, knitted and crochet hats, scarves, aprons, quilts, etc. to sell during the bazaar.

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Stained Glass Beautification at St. Paul’s in Foley

In September, the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley, AL, were able to see the fruits of their labors. For a number of years, the members of St. Paul’s have held several events to raise enough funds to have the beautiful stained glass windows repaired and cleaned. We now have a much brighter church, as the windows have been repaired and cleaned – now looking like new.

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Gumbo Cookin’ for a Great Cause

Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesville/Fort Polk, LA, held its 25th annual gumbo fundraiser on November 2-4, 2017. This fundraiser is held each year to help raise money for Helping Hands, a community organization that works to provide meals for low-income senior citizens.

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Reformation 500 in Shreveport/Bossier

Shreveport/Bossier congregations celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a joint celebration communion service on Sunday, October 29th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, LA. With special music provided by all three congregations, the pastors each focused on one of the three “solas” – grace alone, faith alone, and Scripture alone. The service was followed by an enormous potluck dinner in the church fellowship area.

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Reformation 500 in Camden

Lutherans invited all Protestant denominations to help celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, in Camden, AL, welcoming pastors from Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist traditions to extol the virtues of Martin Luther’s defining message of the free gift of saving faith through God’s grace.

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Church Building Renovation – First in Crowley

First Lutheran Church is the third-oldest church in Crowley, LA, and one of the oldest buildings in Crowley. The church is currently undergoing a major building renovation. Rev. David Greene, the pastor of First, was recently interviewed by the local community newspaper. He spoke about the significance of the Reformation, as well as the status of their renovations.

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