Grace Lutheran donates to ELCA Good Gifts program

  • Church members Helen Gruber and Kathy Hooey, right, present a humorous skit to the Grace Lutheran Church congregation about the ELCA Good Gifts program last November.

    Church members Helen Gruber and Kathy Hooey, right, present a humorous skit to the Grace Lutheran Church congregation about the ELCA Good Gifts program last November. Courtesy of Grace Lutheran Church

 
Grace Lutheran Church
Updated 2/3/2017 8:51 PM

The Rebecca Circle of Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake raised enough money at their annual Christmas luncheon back in 2015 to send chicks and a rooster through the Good Gifts program by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

During the 2016 holiday season, the group decided to open the project to all the members and friends of Grace Lutheran.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Like the traditional story of the tiny mustard seed, the project grew and grew.

Starting out with a humorous skit in church, and utilizing the barn and piggy bank boxes, the fund grew to more than $1,400.

Individuals, families and groups met the challenge and generously gave to the ELCA God's Global Barnyard Project.

With joyous hearts, the Rebecca Circle members were delighted to choose a goat, a share of an oxen and plow, an entire family farm, a share of a well, and a community vegetable garden with their donated funds. These are truly the gifts that grow the church!

To learn more about the ELCA Good Gifts program, visit community.elca.org/elcagoodgifts.

The church is at 5N600 Hanson Road, just east of Route 47 in St. Charles.

To learn more about the church, visit www.graceoflilylake.com or follow the church at www.facebook.com/GraceOfLilyLake/.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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