By Ann Copeland
What can we do? We’re too small. But it’s such a worthy cause. We need to do something. After all, it’s Lent. Instead of just giving up something, let’s add to – and help others.
The Ehrhardt Lutheran Parish, comprised of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church (founded 1750) and Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran (founded 1904) decided to adopt as our Lenten project Lutheran Services Carolinas and their “Love One Another Campaign”. On Sunday nights we rotated between churches and worshipped God together using Marty Haugen’s “Holden Evening Prayer” and listened to inspiring messages from our Pastor Rick Mason with the theme “Wilderness Time”. With an average attendance of 30, we shared a light meal together, and whatever offerings collected were designated for Lutheran Services Carolinas.
We were also inspired by WELCA’s project of collecting needed items for Refugee Services, Host Homes, and Transitioning out of Foster Care – all part of Lutheran Services Carolinas. A large box was placed in each church. Needless to say, they were filled!
Then a Thrivent Action Team was organized, project requested, and approved. Now for the rest of the story……….$1,000 was raised for Lutheran Services Carolina Love One Another and two boxes of needed supplies were collected for the WELCA project.
Praise God for walking with us and carrying us through our Lenten Wilderness. He’s alive!!!!