The Johnson County Relay for Life Event will not happen in 2019 as we have normally participated in it. Please contact team captain, Steve Roland, for ideas on how you can help!
April 6 was the date for our 2019 meal-packing event for "Meals from the Heartland." We packaged 54, 432 meals this year. It may sound cliché, but a good time really was had by all. And somewhere, there is a family benefitting from the labors of our hands and eating a nutritious meal where one may not have otherwise been anticipated. Isn’t our God wonderful?!? Thank you for your support!
#PRAYFASTACT According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.5 percent of Americans live in poverty. To address the challenges of life in poverty, the U.S. Congress appropriates funds for critical domestic human needs programs. While churches and charities are essential allies in combating poverty in the U.S., private funds only account for roughly 5 percent of the total food assistance delivered in the United States. The remaining balance is covered by the federal government, and these federal programs are an important social safety net for low-income, at-risk or transitioning individuals and families. The federal budget represents our collective values and priorities as a nation. We support and urge Congress to craft a fiscal plan that reflects ELCA social commitments by ensuring a “sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all.” To this end, as Lutherans, we can engage the federal budget appropriations process by urging policymakers to draw a circle of protection around domestic human needs programs. We are thus encouraging all Holy Trinity members to consider joining an ecumenical effort to highlight the need for hunger advocacy by joining in #PrayFastAct, an intentional 24-hour fast on the 21st of each month. Jim and Barb Aldeman are already leading our effort at Holy Trinity. Will you consider joining them this month?
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE Join us for a blood drive at the church in the near future. For more information, contact Bryce Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
See the Mission Trips page for info about the Mission Trips. The 2020 Youth Mission trip is to Sheboygan, WI.