Immanuel’s Quilting Circle has been sewing up a storm. Between last year and this year so far, we have been able to donate over 60 quilts to St. Matthew, 8 to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention, and are now working on quilts to be sent to Lutheran World Relief.
We would like to share three special quilts with the members of Immanuel. Opportunities to bid on these quilts will be available during the month of August. Bids will be $1 each or 6 for $5 – the bid boxes will be on display in the narthex. Winners of the quilts will be chosen at the Rally Day picnic on September 8th.
We are thankful for the donations of sheets, material and other supplies from the congregation. But we always have a need for a filler for the quilts. We have used many different varieties of quilt “fillers” but have found professional batting works far better than any other medium. So, all proceeds from the quilt bidding will be used to purchase batting material for quilt projects in the future. Take a look at the quilts up for bidding – maybe for a grandson, granddaughter or special someone – each made with tender loving care. Thank you for your support!
A group from Immanuel worked at the MorningStar Mission warehouse on the morning of July 22nd. We were able to see the many donations of school supplies and clothing from Immanuel and others take another step in their journey toward the final recipients. Under guidance from the volunteer coordinator, we filled backpacks with the school supplies needed and chose a new outfit (shoes, socks, underwear, pants, shirt, and hoodie) for each child. We also helped organize the filled backpacks as they prepare to distribute the school supplies and clothing to hundreds of children. It is a big operation but only part of their efforts at MorningStar Mission. They also provide Christmas gifts (Immanuel helps out with that project each year), food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Easter baskets. This is in addition to the shelters and soup kitchen they operate. Their thrift stores support all of these projects — keep MorningStar Mission’s Treasure Chest on Route 30 in New Lenox in mind for your donations and bargain shopping!
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Cast Your Burden on the Lord, and He Will Sustain You.
Psalm 55:22, ESV