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“God’s Work. Our Hands.”

#ELCADayOfService

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.  On this Sunday, September 13, 2015, congregations across the United States participated through various activities and left great impact upon their local communities through acts of service in the name of Christ.

This year, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Olean, joined the growing list of congregations participating in “God’s Work. Our Hands.” St. Paul Olean has planned multiple projects to address needs within our community.

On Saturday, September 12, we began a collection drive for two organizations – South Ripley Community Schools and Back Door Friends of Faith.  At the local Farmers Market held on the Town Square, we had a booth where members of the community could meet us at a public space, drop off donations of winter clothing, school supplies, and toiletries, and get to know the people of St. Paul Olean.  As part of this day, visitors to our booth were also offered the opportunity to create no-sew fleece hats to be donated to Back Door Friends of Faith.

While things were happening on the Square, Team Courage participated in the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk in honor and in memory of all our loved ones affected by heart disease and stroke.

After worship service and a pitch-in lunch on September 13, we worked along a four-mile stretch of Indiana State Road 129 to pick up trash.  The garbage collected far exceeded the space in the church’s dumpster!

During this week, we will continue to collect items for our annual rummage sale which is scheduled for Saturday, September 19. This event provides a loving outreach to our community – a way for us to be an ever-positive presence in our community and to spread God’s word.

Looking forward, St. Paul Olean will be participating – as we have for many years – in the annual Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk scheduled for October 4.

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Back Door Friends of Faith

Collections for February include paper products – toilet tissue, paper towels, facial tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.), and trash bags.  Please have your donations at the church on Sunday, February 9.

March’s collections will include cleaning supplies.

Back Door Friends of Faith

Donations for “Back Door Friends of Faith” for December will include Cleaning Supplies.  Items needed are

Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, Fabric Softener, All Purpose Cleaner, Dish Detergent, and Toilet Cleaner.  The next date for collection will be Sunday, December 8.   Again, THANKS, for your support of this special ministry sponsored by Tyson United Methodist Church.  A big Thank You to all who donated items in November.  Items for January will be Personal Items. 

Back Door Friends of Faith

Donations for “Back Door Friends of Faith” for November will include Paper Products.  Items needed are Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Paper Tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.), and Trash Bags. The next date for collection will be Sunday, November 10.  Again, THANKS, for your support of this special ministry sponsored by Tyson United Methodist Church.  A big Thank You to all who donated items in October.  Items for December will be Cleaning Supplies.                                                                                  Ruth Green, Chairman

Back Door Friends of Faith

Donations for Back Door Friends of Faith for August will include Paper Products. Items needed are Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Paper Tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.).  The next date for collection will be Sunday, August 11. Items for September will be Cleaning Supplies.

Again, THANKS, for your support of this special ministry sponsored by Tyson United Methodist Church. A big Thank You to all who donated items in July!