Mobile Food Pantry


Last month 73 families were given food assistance at West Elementary in Independence. Volunteers are needed to distribute food and help clients carry food to their vehicles. If you are interested, please come at 9:00 on June 24th, July 22, and August 26th.

Open House

Come help celebrate Pastor Tom Jones’ 35 years of ordained ministry! Please join us for an open house at ALC on Sunday July 23rd, 2-4pm.


VBS Donations

VBS is in need of supplies and donations! If you are able, please take a donation slip from the bulletin board in the back of the sanctuary. Most items are due back by July 16. Please reach out to Pastor or Sara Borland with questions. Thank you in advance!

south sudan famine relief:

More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence.  The ELCA is working with others to deliver immediate famine relief. In addition to these efforts, our church continues its long-term commitment to cultivating sustainable food security and sustained ministry with the people of South Sudan to build resilient and empowered communities.  
To give through the church, designate the funds for “South Sudan Famine Relief.”



American Lutheran Church will be hosting Meals on Wheels July 17-30.  Watch for a signup sheet on the podium near the door.

Summer Lunch Program--

The Jesup Ministerial is gearing up for the Summer Lunch Program.  This year the program will run every other week from June 7-Aug 16.  Children who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school during the school year, are often food insecure during the summer months. The Ministerial Association has reached out to these families and is offering food assistance. Our church is providing peanut butter and juice boxes.  Donations may be placed in the box at the back of the sanctuary.


Our church is helping pack bags, shop for meals, and deliver food. We need a driver for July 5th. The bags will be packed at St. A’s on Wednesdays at 4:30. The dates are June 7th and 21st, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd and 16th.

vacation bible school

This summer the children of Jesup will be invited to ALC for the annual community-wide Vacation Bible School. The event typically draws over 120 children from all churches and denominations who join together to sing, play and learn about Jesus!

VBS takes place each evening from 5:30-8 pm the week of August 6-10. Our theme this year is "Passport to Peru." Of course, an event like this cannot happen without support and volunteers from all congregations. As hosts, we could use additional support gathering supplies, setting up, decorating and helping out during VBS. 

If you'd like to give your time and talents or register your children (ages 5 through current 4th grade) visit
https://vbspro.events/p/jesupvbs or reach out to Pastor Kristen or Sara Borland, who are co-chairing.

Please keep an eye out for more ways you can help in the coming months.

Community Garden/cookout

The Ministerial Association is also reaching out to families through a community garden in Littleton. It is located at the old church. We will have lots of produce to share. Please come at 10:00 to help us grow the garden and eat hotdogs. We need volunteers to cook hotdogs at 11:00. The dates are on June: 3rd, and the 17th. In July the dates are: July 1st, 15th, and the 29th. The final date is August 12th.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Every Tuesday of the month at 10am to noon, in our Fireside Room.

BE OUR GUEST


July 19:  Chicken, Baked Beans, Lettuce Salad, Watermelon.

July 26:  Ham Balls, Sweet Corn, Veggie Tray, Root Beer Floats.

Aug. 23:  Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Chips and Salsa, Peach Cobbler.

Aug. 30:  Cold Meat Sandwiches, Chips, Italian Veggie Salad and Cookies.

Meals are served from 5pm to 6pm.  If you are a resident of Jesup and would like meals delivered please call the office 827-3730 no later than 4 pm the day of the meal.  The location may change for any of these dates; any changes will be in Citizen Herald, on cablevision and on Facebook.

Volunteers are needed from 4-7 pm for various duties.  There is a sign-up sheet next to the front door or you may call the office.

We feel this fellowship has been very well received throughout the community as many attending are from outside of the ALC family. We would like to see the attendance continue to climb so we encourage you to come and bring family and friends. The food is made with love and we have many people from our congregation helping with the preparation, serving, and cleaning up.  If you would like to help in the future, please use the signup sheet in the narthex or feel free to come down on the Wednesdays we are serving, and we will put you to work!

Meals are served from 5pm to 6pm.  If you are a resident of Jesup and would like meals delivered please call the office 827-3730 no later than 4 pm the day of the meal.
Volunteers are needed from 4-7 pm for various duties.  There is a sign-up sheet next to the front door or you may call the office.


Announcements

The LAMP is American's monthly newsletter.  If you would like to receive a copy by email please contact the secretary@americanlutheranjesup.org and she will add you to the email list. Paper copies are available for pick up at the church.



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