Three congregations share Advent offerings with hunger organizations

Three area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America shared Advent offerings with organizations that provide assistance to persons needing food.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ander and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville shared joint Advent worship services Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. The offering received at the three services have been donated to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The offering received at the three services totaled $1,612, which was matched with a $1,500 grant from the Greater Victoria Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, bringing the total gift to $3,112.

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent received $1,556 and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger received $1,556. The Thrivent matching grant was made through Thrivent's Care Abounds in Communities Chapter Care Program.

The gift to the food bank is to be divided equally between CAMAL House in Cuero, Goliad County Outreach Food Pantry and the food pantry of Fannin United Methodist Church.