DW Project – April 2018
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis, TN
No child should die before they enjoy living. No child should have to endure radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery- away from home for weeks, months or longer-away from family and friends-experiencing extreme pain and weakness.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, afflicts children of all ages. Fifty years ago, only 4% would live. Today, although the St. Jude survival rate is now 80%-sadly, one in five children still lose their hard fought battle. A family loses their precious gift from God. No parent should ever lose a child-life forever changes.
No bill is ever received for treatments, travel, housing, or food; allowing parents to focus all their thoughts and attention on their child. Spirits are raised with each birthday, graduation, and holiday celebration-much love is exchanged.
Our hearts go out to these children and their families. Ongoing research, freely shared around the world, results in improved treatments-but these prove to be very costly. Let us show our love and support by giving generously; thanking God most of us have spared this heartache.
This is money well spent-I guarantee.
We invite the congregation to join us. Mark your envelope “St. Jude.”
Our thanks and love to all of you for caring and giving.-Barbara Mosier Read more
John 12:12-16 (NIV) Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;
see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
Wilma Zink College Scholarship Applications:
Applications for the Wilma Zink Memorial Scholarship are available in the church office. This scholarship is for high school seniors planning to further his or her education. There is $200-$400 available for 2 semesters. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
*If you know of someone graduating this year please call the church office with that information.
We’ve Been Challenged!
Are you ready? The answer is – Yes, we are! This month we compete (as friends, of course) with the congregations of First Baptist, First Presbyterian and Wesley United Methodist to provide the most food and paper products for LEAC as well as the student pantry of LCC.
Be thankful you have to get up in the morning and go to work. When you come home and sit down to your table set with a good, hot, nutritious meal or maybe hot chocolate or popcorn later while you watch TV before you take your warm bath and get in your warm bed in your nice, warm home-Be thankful.
Every month you fill our shopping cart in the Narthex to feed hungry families who, themselves are challenged every day to put food on the table-lost jobs, sickness, high utility bills, low income or mounting bills that just keep coming in.
Let us challenge each other to bring food, lots of food, to place in front of the Sanctuary. You all have big hearts full of love, compassion and gratitude that you can feed your families-and someone else.
Life is not easy. Choices have to be made. Food is a necessity, not a luxury. As Jesus said, “When I was hungry, you fed me”. Let’s not disappoint our heavenly Father. God has blessed us richly-now it is our turn to bless others.
Did I say if we win, or I should say, when we win, we’ll get a trophy? Yay! Go Church Family-we love you. Read the bulletin here.