Trinity Lutheran set aside April 19
Trinity Lutheran Church will join with Lutherans around the country who are encouraged to set aside Sunday, April 19, to remember the cooperative ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response and the upper Midwest disaster of 1997.
In a proclamation signed by Dr. H. George Anderson, presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Dr. Alvin L. Barry, president, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), congregations are invited to recognize Lutheran Disaster Response and its role in helping people affected by disasters.
Additionally, congregations are being encouraged to:
n Remember sisters and brothers who have suffered and are suffering from disasters.
n Rejoice and give thanks for God’s sustaining Grace that has been revealed in the midst of the disaster and in the extraordinary efforts of God’s people to respond.
n Rededicate themselves in the name of Christ to share one another’s burdens in response to the long-term needs of disaster-affected communities.
In addition to the above suggestions, Trinity Congregation, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville, will emphasize the Day of Commemoration during the Sunday workshop activities. Special prayers will be offered and special offerings from Lutheran World Relief will be encouraged.
Lutheran Disaster Response is a cooperative ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. LCMS World Relief provides staff and financial support on behalf of the LCMS.
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