Our gifts to Lutheran World Relief and Seafarers International

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

In a few weeks, the council and I will have a discussion about restarting limited in-person worship services. Sadly, Croton’s coronavirus numbers have been on the increase due to the holiday season and we just received word that the schools will be remote next week, so you may need to hang in there for a while yet. We continue to pray. I continue to hope you will stay safe during these days.

Update from the Social Ministry Committee

In addition to the quilts and kits we send annually to Lutheran World Relief, we also send them a monetary contribution. We recently received a thank you letter from LWR for our gift of $125. Typically, LWR uses cash gifts to help pay for clean water projects.

Before Christmas, a number of you contributed to the annual Christmas-at-Sea project of Seafarers International. We were able to assemble eight satchels containing gifts for seafarers who find themselves confined to ship in the port of New York during the holidays due to the pandemic. These are the people who bring us goods from all over the world. To learn more, read the article Championing for Seafarers, the “Invisible Essential Workers” on the Seafarers International website. And, yes, those satchels did get to the seafarers on time in early December.

Pastor Johnson