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We are located between Ellicott & Everett Streets NW, between Murch Elementary School and the Fire Station.
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FROM PASTOR WALKER'S DESK
“I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.”
Thank you, thank you to all of you who participated in Rally Day and to all of you who returned a time and talent sheet. If you were unable to attend, we missed you and we pray that in years to come Rally Day will find us at the end of this pandemic.
We have been having this conversation about the stewardship of time and talents because there is one thing I know, when we work together, we create the community that we all want to be a part of.
I am attaching the time and talent sheet one last time for those who were not able to return theirs on Sept 12. You can also scan and e-mail to me.
Again, at our Council and Leadership Retreat on October 2, we will have a conversation about our mission and ministry and use the time and talent sheets to see what we need and how you have responded. As we move into this new program year, we are praying for all of you and praying that you are safe and healthy.
HERE is an updated time and talent sheet that will enable you to see some of the volunteer opportunities at St. Paul’s. Print it, fill it out and bring it on Rally Day Sunday where we will have a special moment to collect them as an offering to further the ministries of St. Paul’s.
If you don’t see anything that fits your skill set, write what you would like to offer. It takes all of us with the help of God to be a powerful and relevant community of faith.
Afghan Refugee Family Resettlement Update
Thank you to everyone who has offered to help and already signed up to donate. We still need many donations to prepare to set up a home for an Afghan Refugee Family. To donate, please sign up for items HERE.
That is a list of all required items.
A link to the list of ‘next level needs’ is included in the description on SignUp Genius - please take a look at both lists and consider what you might want to donate.
We are collecting all items at St. Paul’s in Shafer Hall and will transport everything via U-Haul to the family’s new home once we are assigned. You can contact Caitlin Thistle with any questions.
Food Pantry News -
Food insecurity is still a very real issue in our community.
We are still collecting toiletries for our Food Pantry - toothpaste, shampoo, soap, body lotion, body wash, etc. (regular sized, not family sized).
These items are not covered by benefits, so having a supply of these on hand will help us meet the needs of our patrons.
If you would like to order items directly from Amazon, please use this link to see our shopping list:
As of today, the Food Pantry especially needs cans of hearty soups.
The Food Pantry always needs: healthy cereals (i.e., Cheerios - regular sized), canned protein, low-sugar and low-sodium foods. Please remember to donate "regular-sized" items as "Family sized" are too big for the bags.
We continue to accept your donations of paper grocery bags (Whole Foods, Trader Joes) with handles.
If you've wanted to volunteer at the Food Pantry, here is your chance! At this time, we are looking for volunteers to help with Saturday distribution:
STUDENTS SEEKING SSL OR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS: Working in the Food Pantry is an approved non-profit. If you would like to help, or have questions, please contact Lisa Wackler .
ADULT EDUCATION to begin this Sunday, September 19th @ 10 am (weather permitting).
Sunday Adult education will resume in person, at St. Paul's on September 19, 2021 at 10 am.
We will be exploring United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope by Lenny Duncan while talking about what it means to be a Reconciling in Christ congregation and reading scripture relevant to both.
Questions? Contact Amy Moorhus Baumgardner
"Bark" Your Calendars!
St. Paul’s Blessing of the Animals Service Sunday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s
St. Francis of Assisi inspired others to follow his example of living a simple life and his ways became the foundation of the Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church.
Francis believed in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all of God’s creation, which included animals and birds. In honor of St. Francis’ love of animals, St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church will have a Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm.
Please join us outdoors at St. Paul’s, and bring your furry, scaly, or feathered friends with you! We will celebrate the life of St. Francis, and each pet will receive a blessing. Owners are asked to bring their pets on a leash or in a carrier for easier control. Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a blessing, too!
Questions? Please contact Lisa Wackler for more details.
In honor of St. Francis, we are collecting items for the City Wildlife, DC’s first and only wildlife rehabilitation center. For a complete list of items needed and a link to City Wildlife’s Amazon Wish List, please click HERE.
Volunteer to Mow and Garden
A big thanks to our volunteers who came last Saturday to mow and clean the Portico courtyard for Rally Day Sunday. The grounds looked great!
Our helpers were Bob Hershey, Cynthia Jensen, Liz Rihani, Mihkel Smit, and Jason Stonerook and his daughter Abby (both shown in our photo).
Weather permitting, we mow and garden every Saturday from 9 to 11 o'clock. Our work provides good exercise and fellowship. If you have questions, please text Neil Berger at 202-669-2962.
You have this, because God has YOU.