SUNDAY SCHOOL DONATIONS: Please check with superintendents Jane Schulz or Wendy Coleman before leaving donations of any type in the Sunday School office or on the table by the downstairs kitchen. While we appreciate your generous intentions, please understand that items that we cannot use make extra work for our volunteers as we try to maintain an orderly, accessible storage system for our teachers. Thank you for your understanding and support.
MAY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Lutheran Braille Workers. This organization works with the blind and visually impaired to provide Bibles, devotions, and other Christian literature in Braille, large print books, and audio materials throughout the United States and around the world. They recently developed a large print Bible with a specialized binding that meets prison safety standards so that they can respond to the daily requests they receive from prisoners reaching out to find hope and comfort. They also provide LCMS devotions on audio through the Library of Congress, which makes these items available for free throughout the States. If you wish to support this mission, please place your mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of May.
BABY BOTTLE BANKS are available in the narthex and chapel for those who wish to support Summit Life Resources’ annual fundraiser. We will also be accepting donations through Father’s Day (June 16) of diapers (sizes 1, 2, & 3) and baby toiletry items. Summit is located on Pine Avenue near the City Market. They work with teens and young women experiencing unplanned and crisis pregnancy situations, offering counseling, parenting, and child care classes. They maintain a boutique of necessary baby items. Shopping in the boutique is done with tokens earned each time a client attends a counseling or class session. If you have questions about Summit, feel free to speak with Alice Moll.
SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet next Sunday after worship. This will be our last meeting until September. New members are welcome! A light lunch will be served during the meeting.
“SHARE YOUR MEMORIES – INTERESTING ARTIFACTS AND HEIRLOOMS” is the next program at the meeting of the Historical Society of North German Settlements on Thursday, May 16th. The meeting will be at 7:00 PM at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Rd., Wheatfield. All are invited to bring an item and tell us about it. Refreshments will be served.
Pre-Teen Event (Grades 3-5) “BEGINNINGS” Part 1 will take place this coming Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Lunch provided. A brief parent meeting will take place prior to pick-up at 12:00 PM. If you are able, $5 will help cover the cost of food. Part 2 will come during the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Lacy Bahr at 525-5134 for additional information.
LWML – LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION: Niagara Zone of the Eastern District cordially invites you to “A Spring Gathering” on Saturday, May 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 67 Saxton Street, Lockport, NY 14094. Registration is $5 from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM and lunch will be provided. Presentation topics include – Reaching Culture and Generations, Engaging and Maintaining Volunteers, Change is good . . . You go first.
CHARITABLE TRUSTS OFFER MULTIPLE BENEFITS. Created by the US Congress to avoid capital gain taxes when appreciated assets are transferred, they offer tax deductions while generating lifetime income and preserving remainder values to bless ministry. Contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427 to learn how a fellow believer can help you plan and direct your passion to give to your loved ones and ministries you care about through your estate and financial gift plans.