St. Peters Church184 St. Peters Road Tamaqua, PA 18252US
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St. Peter's Helping Hands Outreach Committee decided that the committee will focus on one global project per year, or another project that reaches out to another area of our country and continue to serve the community through local outreach projects.
The committee determined that the first global project will be Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor, first introduced by guest preacher, Reverend Bruce Potteiger, is a charity organization that works with those in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Food for the Poor not only provides aid to those living in extreme poverty, but also provides support for a future for self-sustenance.
There have been donation boxes for congregation members to take home during the Lenten season to collect monetary donations. The donations will be totaled up to purchase an item that will be sent to where it is needed the most. Further information is available at foodforthepoor.org.
Our first local community project will be a collection drive of tissue boxes for our local nursing homes. Many of the nursing homes have expressed a simple need of tissues for their residents. The committee will be hosting Operation Bless You Boxes for the congregation to donate boxes of tissues. There is a collection bin in the parlor area when you enter the church. The Bless You Boxes will be collected for the month of May.
If you have any questions regarding the outreach projects, please see a committee member.
St. Peter’s Helping Hands Committee
Pastor Ginny Heimer Paul Heimer Terry Abrachinsky
Sharon Herring Dave Hontz
Jill Imbody Justin Imbody Bonnie Myers
Carol Steigerwalt Delroy Steigerwalt Karen Diehl
“…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25: 40)
Lenten Outreach Project/Food For the Poor Donation
“Standing in the ruins of her home in Honduras, Karen tries to make sense of all that has happened as tears of pain and despair stream down her cheeks. She is inconsolable. After hours of torrential rain, her seven-year-old daughter, and her five-year-old son, lost their lives when a wall of their makeshift house collapsed under the force of flood waters. Karen is now childless. She finds comfort in God but continues to be overcome with grief and loss. An unstable home that once provided shelter for fifteen family members is now a pile of debris and the family is homeless.” (Recent Food for the Poor Article)
As we prepare our hearts for Easter during this Lenten season together as a church family, let us consider giving up $10.00 per week throughout Lent and adding that amount to a Food for the Poor donation box. Maybe there is something you can forfeit for Christ to help a member of his family in desperate need: your Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts coffee, your favorite treats, a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beer, a night or two of take out or fast food, a trip to the nail salon, shopping on Amazon, lottery tickets, etc.
Each gift of $4900 specified for housing will be matched by another kind donor to enable the construction of an entire home. Together, we can share the hope and love of Christ by providing for our brothers and sisters.
In appreciation for all the blessings God has provided for us, what a blessing it would be for St. Peter’s to provide a home to a family in need.
Donation boxes are available on the tables in the parlor and at each entrance, please take one and help us help others!
A Worship/Communion service is offered to The Palmerton Assisted Living Facility the third Friday of each month at 10:30 AM. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Ginny. Please prayerfully consider joining us in taking church to the people who are unable to make it to church—a population that is often forgotten. Singers and readers are needed; also those interested in bringing joy to others.
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