Monday, July 15, 2013

News You Can Use

For Your Church Newsletter  -Prepared by Steve Tindall
From Lutheran Community Services                        August 2013

Editors: This information is prepared for church newsletter editors, secretaries and pastors. Your help in getting the word out is appreciated and will help LCS achieve its mission of “Sharing God’s blessings by helping others in need.” Comments about timing or content are welcome. Contact Steve Tindall ( 302 654 8886.

More Produce

Coverdale Farms – which is an arm of the Delaware Nature Society – has begun to bring LCS their excess produce. It’s fresh, really fresh, which is a great addition to the menus of low income LCS food recipients lucky enough to receive it. The farmer who manages the farm brings the produce to our St. Stephen’s pantry, our largest, and it is blended in with the food we give away on that day. Last week’s delivery was a wonderful one, and one we hope will be replicated – 70 lbs of zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, broccoli and onions.

Anniversary Benefits Pantry

Mary Ann and Larry Peart celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 8. Instead of gifts, they suggested that people bring food for hungry people in our area. Their friends and family were quite generous and their donations really helped fill the pantry shelves. This kind of idea is gaining in popularity, especially among people who feel they already have all that they need.

Rain, Rain and the Power of Prayer

A few weeks ago we had really severe storms on the morning of our regularly scheduled Mobile Pantry stop at Shiloh Baptist Church. Strong winds, rain and hail were predicted. After contacting the church and the Food Bank, we decided to postpone. But the day turned out to be a beautiful one, and we felt bad about postponing. A new date was scheduled, and on that day, once again, the prediction was for severe thunderstorms. We couldn’t postpone again, so LCS leaders asked clients for some prayers. Here’s what happened:  At 4:29 we finished the distribution, packed up and drove away under dry skies. Then ten minutes later, at 4:39, the skies opened up with blinding rain. We can’t help but think that in this case our prayers worked!

Walk Run Scheduled for September 21
 Register online: Call 302 654 8886 x 100 or email

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