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Sharing Christ in Faith, Fellowship, and Service
914 West Blvd. So.
Columbia, MO 65203 [map]
Church office hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Fridays: 9 am - 4 pm
Office closed 12:30 - 1:30 pm daily for lunch
Saints Alive Paper Newsletter September 30, 2015
Saints e-Live online newsletter October 8, 2015
From our Bishop, September 8, 2015
“The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.”
Dear Central States Synod,
We have an opportunity right now to make a life-giving difference in what some are calling the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. It’s estimated that 4 million refugees are fleeing Syria’s civil war and seeking asylum in Europe. That number became very personal when we saw the picture of the police officer carrying the lifeless body of a 3-year-old Syrian boy name Aylan who had washed up on a Turkish beach after drowning as he and his family tried to escape.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is responding. Through Lutheran Disaster Response we are working with our companion churches in Hungary and Serbia and the Lutheran World Federation – to provide food, blankets, water, diapers, health kits and psychosocial services. We are also in communication with our church companions in Germany as that country receives tens of thousands of refugees.
Your help is needed, and it’s needed now. First, you can pray. Then, you can activate that prayer by donating HERE . One hundred percent of your gift, designated for the refugee crisis, will be used to assist those directly impacted.
Please don’t wait. Make a difference today. Thank you for your faithful response. --- Roger Gustafson, Bishop
Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis
A record number of refugees and migrants are fleeing war and poverty from the Middle East and making the life-threatening journey to find a safer, better way of life in Europe. With each day bringing new stories and graphic images of the desperate, often deadly situation – as a church, we are called to respond.
Click Here to give online.
Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to meeting the basic humanitarian needs and upholding the rights of those fleeing war and oppression. We are working – and in the coming weeks and months ahead will continue to work – with our trusted partners and companion churches, who are helping provide safety, support and basic amenities, such as water, food and shelter.
Your gifts are needed now to help with immediate relief. Gifts designated for the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted by this crisis.
Other ways to give
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009eck's memo line.
Credit card by phone: 800-638-3522
Video coverage of the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit
Habitat for Humanity
Cross+Generational Sunday School, October 11, 9:45, in the Fellowship Hall.
October 25, 11 am
An Intergenerational Event
Saturday, October 31st
November 1st, 11 am
Below: Documentary by Daniel Shapiro and Greyson Holliday from St. A's Mission to Pine Ridge Reservation.