Quilting

 

 

The quilters of Good Shepherd meet four days of each month to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  Quilts are shipped twice a year, usually in October and April.  Shipped along with the quilts are Baby Care Kits that are assembled by the congregation at various different times.  These kits include blankets, t-shirts, gowns,a jacket or sweater, diapers, socks, soap, hand towels and diaper pins.  Everyone is invited to join the quilting group.  In fact, the younger the better!

Where do our quilts and kits go?  A batch of our quilts and Baby Care Kits went to Mauritania.  Where is Mauritania? It is in north-east Africa, with Algeria and Mali on their western border, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.  There has long been ethnic tensions and violent changes in leadership, resulting in internal refugees, and now, additional refugees from Sudan and the Central African Republic.  LWR”s partner is Mauritania Lutheran World Federation that is providing food, agricultural support and  vocational training.

Details we’ve received on earlier shipments this year include the local partners:  In Georgia distribution was through the Union of Investments and Humanitarian Projects, which provides assistance to disabled people, orphans and others who are socially vulnerable.  In Tanzania distribution was through the Christian Council of Tanzania, which supports 250 sub-partners such as schools, orphanages, hospitals, rehab centers, elder care and assisted living facilities.

Distribution of Baby Care Kits in Haiti.

Distribution of Baby Care Kits in Haiti.

 Boy receiving a mission quilt–he’s all smiles!

If a sweater isn’t available, we send a hooded cape in it’s place.  We got the pattern from Lutheran World Relief and are learning to make them.

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    Adult StudyTime: 11:00 am
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    Sunday WorshipTime: 9:00 am
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    Sunday SchoolTime: 10:15 am
  • Announcements

    *Wednesday night Advent Services will begin December 6th at 7:00p.m. Join us for a time of Holden Evening Prayer during this season of hope and anticipation.

    *“A Childhood Christmas” is coming to GSLC on Sunday, December 17th. This original program was written and directed by Marty Adkins. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the 17th. Program rehearsals have begun; for more details, contact Marty after worship!

    *On December 21st, the longest night of the year, GSLC will host a Blue Christmas service at 6:00 p.m. This service is open to all and will include prayer around the cross. Blue Christmas services are a way of celebrating Christmas even as the holidays are a difficult time for many. Cider and pizza will be on hand after the service, followed by church council.

    *Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. As such, we’ll have our regular morning worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 24th (the fourth Sunday of Advent). Later in the evening (Christmas Eve), we’ll host two Candlelight Services — one at 7:00 p.m. and another at 11:00 p.m.

    *Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.