Reach out to someone in their greatest time of need with a strong message of hope – you are not alone, you are loved! God loves us, and God loves through us by our addressing human suffering, injustice, and emergencies. Lutheran World Relief does this in part by sending quilts, personal kits and school kits to those who live in poverty, are refugees of war or suffer from natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, drought and floods.
What a blessing it was to welcome Pastor Naibu Nyambo as guest preacher this past January at St. David’s Lutheran Church, West Columbia, SC! Pastor Nyambo is the pastor of the Lutheran Church in Matamba, Tanzania, of the Southwest Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania, and is St. David’s companion congregation. Nicknamed Pastor “Nemo,” his visit was unique and historic because it was the first time a pastor from a companion congregation in Tanzania has visited a sister church in the United States. Though the purpose of Pastor Nemo’s trip was to study at the Lutheran Southern Seminary in Columbia SC, he is grateful for the relationship that has developed between the churches of the two synods, so he came to St. David’s bearing gifts of thanks. In turn, the St. David’s We Care Team provided a quilt they made that is symbolic of their support of Lutheran World Relief.
This year’s Christmas Eve Service broadcast will be televised live St. David’s, West Columbia on WIS Channel 10 from 7pm-8pm on December 24th. The service will also be streamed live on WISTV.com at the same time 7p-8pm December 24th. The service will be replayed on Christmas Day, December 25th, from 5p-6pm on WIS Channel 10. The complete service will be available to stream starting at December 24th at 7pm. Just go to WISTV.com and click on the link for the Christmas Eve Service. Once the service has ended at 8pm on December 24th the complete video will be available for viewing on their homepage until December 31st at 12pm.