Each month Old Stone Church designates one mission partner as our focus of the month.
All loose change in the offering plate that month will go toward the selected project.
Mission Focus for April 2013
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) renovated a building at East 45th and Superior for their ministry needs. They have an expanded kitchen to prepare food for both men’s and women’s shelters as well as begin to help homeless men prepare for food service jobs. They will continue their ministry to those coming out of prison through the Community Re-Entry program. LMM also sponsors a volunteer guardianship program for those who need someone else helping with their decisions. Another LMM program is the Nursing Home Ombudsman program to provide advocates for those in nursing homes. These programs operate on weekdays, which left space available on Sundays.
North Church which grew out of Old Stone back in the 1850s had been worshipping in a building that was too large and too expensive for them. LMM was glad to have a worshipping community in their space on Sundays. Many of those who worship at North come from the shelters which LMM serves. Rev. Charlie Hurst, the pastor at North also serves as the chaplain for the men’s shelter at 2100 Lakeside. Your loose coins in the offering plate will go to support programs at North Church.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
On Friday mornings (except the first Friday of the month) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Old Stone operates a food pantry. Like other food centers, our demand has been increasing dramatically over the past few months. As unemployment benefits run out, foreclosures and layoffs continue, the demand here will rise. Your donations of food on Sunday help us reach more needy people. Just imagine what we could do if every person who came to worship brought one can of our targeted food once a month. Now think about what could be done if everyone brought one can each Sunday – just one can. That might mean anywhere from 200 to 800 cans of tuna, or peas or spaghetti sauce.