St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Saturday, April 20th, 2013

So, what exactly is Operation INASMUCH?

Operation Inasmuch is a movement of churches across America, a Compassion Revolution, to demonstrate the love of God through service to others. Over 1600 churches in 21 states have joined the Revolution.  405 of these churches reported that they collectively sent out more than 22,000 volunteers in 2011 to minister to 116,000 people in their communities, representing $3M in labor hours and material costs. Lives within and without these churches changed!

Why is St. John's involved in Operation INASMUCH?

To demonstrate the love of God through service to others. Jesus said in essence, “Inasmuch as you serve the least of these, you serve me." Throughout the Bible, God shows His compassion for the sick, the poor, the hungry, orphans, prisoners, and immigrants, in short, anyone in need. Jesus was the Great Samaritan who laid down His life to rescue us, his neighbors in deep spiritual need. And He commands the church to follow His example. (watch videos from the past 3 years)

What types of service activities will St. John's be sponsoring?
  • Food collection to support the local food pantry at St. Luke's UMC, Walhalla
  • Household and personal product collections for local families in need
  • Home repair (wheel chair ramps, yard clean-up, etc.)
  • Flowers for seniors & shut-ins
  • Knitting baby clothes for the Pregnancy Center
  • Sewing children's clothes for families in need
  • Baked goods and gifts for First Responders
  • Goodies and singing at local nursing home
  • Beautification service project at Oconee State Park (April 13th, noon-4pm). Contact Tom Ward if interested (864-718-7362)
  • Lenten Soup Suppers (Feb 20th-March 20th: proceeds to support St. Paul's in Pomaria)
  • Blood Drive (April 13th)
  • Preparing & serving meal at Our Daily Rest Homeless Shelter (April 16th)
  • Issaqueena's Last Ride (April 27th: proceeds to benefit Safe Harbor - helping victims of domestic violence)
  • Wagapalooza Dog Wash/Grooming (May 4th: proceeds to support Oconee Humane Society)
How to learn more &/or get involved?   Get contact information for project leaders and/or sign up to work with specific projects at the Spiritual Opportunities Table or contact the Joan Lewis at (864) 710-1756.