On God’s Work our Hands Weekend (September 12/13), please consider reaching out with your heart and hands to one of the following worthy ministry opportunities:
Help make sandwiches for Trinity Soulard. If you can help make Peanut Butter Sandwiches, please contact Dennis & Ruth Mall.
Safe Families: Many times, small groups ask me for an outreach opportunity they can do as a group. Recently, Anna Franz from Safe Families gave a presentation to our Service Team. As the age old saying goes – it takes a village to raise a child. In many aspects, the Safe Families program provides that village. Please look at the following link that shows an example of that village in action: https://vimeo.com/203894713. If you have questions, please email/call either Anna Franz, 314-809-9387, or Suzie Everingham, 314-413-1230.
Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center Hygiene Kits: Pastor Dan Johnson, who used to work with the Youth at Good Shepherd, has moved and is working with the Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center in South Dakota. Click here for information about Pine Ridge. Pine Ridge’s ministry is to foster mutual trust, respect and understanding while addressing the deep poverty that exists on the reservation. The following is a way to help if you or your small group would like to help assemble hygiene kits and mail to Pine Ridge:
Contents of the kit: bath towel (dark color, please), adult size toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, 2 bars of soap, and washcloth. Assemble kits by opening the bath towel, place items at one end, fold the towel over the items and then roll up the towel and bundle with string, yarn or ribbon. Bring them to church to send to Pine Ridge.
Feed My Starving Children – www.feedtheneedstl.org: Feed My Starving Children has made a profound difference in the worlds’ food insecurity. However, this year, due to the Pandemic, they have been unable to have MobilePacks most of the year. This has created a drastic loss of food for the children. They desperately need funding to pay for the mechanical packaging of food. Please consider donating via the link above or writing a check to Good Shepherd with FMSC in the check memo and send to Good Shepherd.