2014 Crop Hunger Walk

Thank you to everyone who walked or donated to the Crop Hunger Walk. 61 people participated in the Walworth CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday. Funds turned in so far total $2627 with more coming in.

Quilts!

Here are the quilts we are sending to Lutheran world relief thanks to our own Bethlehem Quilters …

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Labyrinth in the basement

 

Today in confirmation class the students created a labyrinth in our basement! Deacon Sharon taught us a bit about the history of labyrinths, and marked where we would make ours, and then the kids went to work. They even wrote some of their favorite Bible verses along the path. Come and taken advantage of this ancient prayer form. This coming Wednesday (Mar. 12, 6pm) at St. Martin, we will learn about the history and use of labyrinths, and then create a similar one to this in St. Martin’s sanctuary. These will be up all during Lent, as we continue to learn about different forms of prayer.

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Getting Ready for Christmas!

We had lots of fun decorating the church, making ornaments, and putting together baskets for shut-ins!

Decorating the tree

Decorating the tree

Setting up the creche

Setting up the creche

Pulling out ornaments

Pulling out ornaments

Preparing for Christmas

Assembling baskets for shut-ins

Assembling baskets for shut-ins

making ornaments

making ornaments

"greening" the Advent wreath

“greening” the Advent wreath

Writing cards

Writing cards

A feast!

A feast!

Getting around

Getting around

The ornaments we made.

The ornaments we made.

Nursery

Still needs some painting touch ups and a few finishing details but the church nursery is open for business starting this Sunday, October 20th.

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Hats for Operation: Christmas Stocking

Several ladies came in at two different times this week to make fleece hats that will stuff Christmas stockings for needy kids in our community at Christmastime. This is a joint project with St. Martin Lutheran Church. Last year our goal was to stuff 150 stockings – this year we are aiming for 300! After our day of sewing this week, we ended up with 43 hats. Nice work, ladies!

Showing off the product Sew-ers hard at work Measuring fabric Hat collection

Painting is underway!

A good sized group gathered after worship today to start painting the new nursery and the youth room, and then eat some pizza. More work is to be done, but we are well underway. Be sure to join us next week for our “Stock the Nursery Shower.” Check the September newsletter for details about where we are registered.