Social Ministry/Prayer Shawls

 **Prayer Shawls Ministry – We will be meeting the fourth Friday of each month at 10am in the Fellowship Hall.

                                                                     Human Care Ministry

Our food pantry is funded, in part, thanks to a grant from the West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop. Our sincere thanks goes out to them. If you, or someone you know, need a food box, please fill out the Food Box Request form on the Human Care Ministry table in the Narthex. Place your request in the box on the table. Food boxes are available for pick-up on Tuesdays from 9 to 11.

We still need your donations in order to provide a quality food box. Items needed: milk – evaporated, powdered, or shelf-stable milk which can be stored without need of refrigeration, and canned meat – chicken, tuna, spam. We would like to provide basic spices like salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder, Italian spices, and whatever you like to use. I have found that bouillon cubes make a great flavor addition to otherwise bland food. Additionally, soups such as cream of mushroom, cream of celery, cream of chicken can make a meal out of canned meat and potatoes. These “fancy” items can make a plain meal special.

Social Ministry – Service Project that EVERYONE can participate in.

While sleeping mats are still being made, we ask that you do not bring bags to church until September. This will give us time to use the bags you have already donated. Thank you.

Did you ever imagine those pesky overly abundant plastic grocery bags that pile up in our homes could make a positive difference in the life of a person on the streets? They most certainly can. Brave and intrepid volunteers here at Apostles are making sleeping mats from plastic bags. It takes 500-700 bags to make one mat. These mats are lightweight, easy to clean, and provide insulation and a barrier between the individual and the ground or floor.

It takes between 400-700 bags to make a mat, so you all have done a super job at moving this project forward. I encourage you to pray for the homeless as you fold the bags flat. Those working on crocheting mats are praying for the homeless, also. We will collaborate with a group that serves the homeless to get them delivered. In the meantime, let’s cover them in prayer.

Intererfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program IHelp

Apostles now has a meal team that will serve meals for this program. Beginning this month, they will make and deliver a meal to host churches. We will also be providing toiletry kits to this program. Travel size toiletries and washcloth are needed to fill these kits, as are quart storage bags.

It’s not too late to be a part of this great opportunity to help others.

                                                                               PRAYER SHAWLS MINISTRY

“The Prayer Shawl ministry has shawls available upon request. If you have a special request let us know. We will make a shawl with prayers for that specific person. Email Mary Otte with your request.