Our Palm Sunday Tradition
Each year at this time we gather up the items we have prepared to send to Lutheran World Relief. We dedicate these during worship on Palm Sunday. Then, during Holy Week we pack up these items and then ship these off to Lutheran World Relief. This partner organization then distributes these items around the world to people in need.
We will gather in the Mission & Ministry Building on Wednesday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. to pack these quilts and blankets. Please come and help as you are able. With extra help this important task will go quickly. This Mission & Ministry building is located across the street from the main church building, and behind the Parsonage. The building address is 250 Augsburg Ave, Carmine, TX 78932.
Throughout the year dedicated volunteers give of their time, energy and resources to prepare these items for those in need. Out of love for God and neighbor, these adults and youth put in the time and effort to make all this possible.
With the loving service of so many we have set a record for quilts and blankets for our congregation to give to Lutheran World Relief. There are 49 quilts and 13 fleece blankets this year.
We have prepared the quilts for Lutheran World Relief for many years now. Our dedicated volunteers use donated cloth, and they purchase the batting for the inside of the quilts. Here is an example of one of the quilts.
We even have a quilting room set up in our Mission & Ministry Building. This building was added to our church facilities in 2015.
The Fleece Blankets are a newer addition to our work for Lutheran World Relief. These are also prepared in the Mission & Ministry building. Here is an example of one of these new blankets.