Sometimes a little goes a long way…

There are lots of small ways we can show God’s love to other people. Mother Teresa of Calcutta called it “Doing little things with great love”.garbage bags

Even as small as a box of garbage can liners? Maybe.

For example, at Bridgeway House (operated by SCIO), there are a lot of seemingly little things that are often in short supply.

Here are their most pressing things right now:

  1. Copy paper (multi-purpose)
  2. Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  3. Garbage Bags (13 gallon)
  4. Multipurpose Cleaner
  5. Kleenex

If you want to help by getting any of these ordinary things, you can bring them to church and put them in the shopping cart labeled SCIO. Thank you!

Time to Think about School Kits

Yes, the school supply sales have begun! That means it’s a perfect time to buy some extra supplies to  help the WELCA team put together school kits for Lutheran World Relief.

WELCA heads up this  project, but it is a project the whole congregation can and does take part in accomplishing each year.

  • from the young man who organized and keeps track of supplies on ahdn and supplies needed,
  • to the ladies who work months ahead to sew the bags to hold the supplies,
  • to the members and friends like you, who buy school supplies to donate,
  • and the people of all ages who gather on a Sunday in early October to assemble and pack the supplies into the bags and then into cartons- ready to be shipped out.

So now and in the weeks ahead are great times to pick up school supplies on sale! Kathy Hocevar and Patty Kauger (among others) know where the best sales are, and would be glad to let you know who had what on sale. Or just pick up a few extra notebooks, pens,  rulers, crayons, child size scissors, erasers or pencil sharpeners while you are out.