Feed My Starving Children
Cannon Falls Packing Day was Sat., November 18th
Recap- 640 volunteers and 124,416 meals were packed. It was our 9th year and we have reached a total of 1 million meals packed. Thank you to everyone who donated both time and money.
Houston Adult Service
Sun., Feb. 4 - Sat., Feb. 11
Spread the word. Sign-up is now!
We will be working with the South Texas ELCA Synod partnership team. Work would include cleanup, home and life restoration for families. Participants will split the cost of gas, and pay for their own light community meals, and 1 meal out a day. Lodging will hopefully be provided in host homes.
If you are interested or would like more information sign-up on the trip display in narthex or talk to Pastor Randy.
Deadline to sign-up is Dec. 15th. Need minimum of four people to do the trip.
PERSONAL MISSION SUPPORT
Dear St Ansgar’s Lutheran Church,
Thank you! Curtis and I just received notification from the ELCA-GM that your congregation has started a covenant relationship with us, including sponsoring us and our ministry in Colombia, thank you!
I would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you: Curtis and I are missionaries serving for the ELCA, with the companion Lutheran Church of Colombia (IELCO). We will be completing our third year in Colombia in July. Curtis works with the Human Rights program. He had been doing a lot of work to get ready for the signing on the peace agreement (which, after a long process was signed Nov 30). Now his work revolves primarily around planning with the different churches and their involvement in the implementation of the agreement. I work with the Education Ministry, primarily working in leadership development and strengthening Lutheran identity among the members.
Curtis and I are here for you all too! If you have questions about the ministries happening in Colombia, our work, Global Missions, or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask We think the Church here is doing incredible things and love to share our excitement :)
We look forward to getting to know your congregation better as we begin this partnership. Blessings to you on your ministries, and again, thank you for your support!
Curtis & Katie
Sign up today! $20 a Sunday.
(Select your Sunday from the chart in the hallway.)
Food Shelf Distribution Schedule:
1st Saturday of the Month 10 am - Noon
2nd & 4th Thurs of the Month 10 am-Noon
3rd Thursday of the Month 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Food donation drop-off is M-F: from 9-noon & 1-3 pm
Items in need:
Toothpaste, shampoo, canned peaches, pears and mandarin organs, bath tissue, Kleenex, dish soap, laundry detergent, deodorant, canned soup, canned meals, boxed meals, 64 oz fruit juice in plastic bottles, canned vegetables & fruit, & deodorant.
Feed more families by donating cash. Every dollar donated to the food shelf provides 5 meals from the food bank.
The Cannon Falls Community Food Shelf is housed at
1st English Lutheran Church:
511 W. Belle Street
Cannon Falls, MN
The Mitten Tree has once again been decorated with red mittens and is located in the narthex. On each mitten is an article of clothing or a toy that will help make a family’s Christmas a little happier. Gifts of Econo gift cards will be given to the families for their holiday meal.
The Mission Committee asks that you take a mitten (or several!) from the Mitten Tree, purchase that article, wrap it and return it back under the tree by December 17th. These gifts plus wonderful gifts of toys provided by Toys for Tots (Marine project) will be delivered to the families..
Members of St. Ansgar’s have always been very generous and look forward to this project each year. Knowing that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive, the Mission Committee asks for your help in giving to those less fortunate during this holiday season. A special thank you to the Quilters for providing quilts for these families.