Congregational offerings support mission congregations
Three congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America designated their Lenten offerings to support the development of mission congregations.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ander and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville shared joint Lenten and Holy Week worship services in February, March and April.
The offerings received at the joint services totaled $2,253.26.
The money will be contributed to the Southwestern Texas Synod Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund at the 2012 Synod Assembly of the Southwestern Texas Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The 2012 Synod Assembly of the Southwestern Texas Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be May 19-20 in Corpus Christi.
Proceeds from the endowment fund will assist in the restart of congregational ministries, mission starts, congregations under development, synodically authorized worshipping communities, and ministries dependent on financial assistance.