Bishop Younan Visit
Bishop Munib Younan, the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and the president of the Lutheran World Federation, visited St. John's Lutheran Church on July 24. Bishop Younan spoke about the discord between Israel and Palestinians, about the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land as a church under occupation, and about the broader work of the 70 million Lutherans worldwide. It was an honor to host the Bishop, as he holds the highest office possible in the Lutheran communion.
Load a Truck
Our thanks go to Bob Loop for organizing "Load a Truck Sunday" which was held on June 7. The congregation collected and delivered 1,784 pounds of food. Another round of thanks to John Berquist, Matt Micelli, and Fred Joerman for their truck ans assistance delivering the donations to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. In addition, the congregation collected $1,085 in monetary donations and WELCA contributed $1,000, for a total of $2,085 that was given to the food bank.
We thank our all parishioners for their generosity as we came together on June 7th with other faith communities in Stamford to do God's work, with our hands.
Pastor Albrecht Honored by ELCA
The Pastor Dennis Albrecht, who served at St. John's from 1981 to 1999 was recognized and honored at the 2015 ELCA Synod Assembly in Springfield, MA held on June 6 and 7 for 50 years of ordained ministry. Congratulations to Pastor Albrecht for his service to the ELCA and its members!
St. John's Online Giving Program
Thinking about making a special gift to our church? Our wish list can be found here.
Letter From Jerusalem
Please read the latest letter from Pastor Carrie Ballenger Smith. She is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. It contains lots of information how things are going at the congregation we support.
Click here to open up a copy.