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May 20, 2011 2136 Brady Street Davenport, Iowa 52803 Phone 563.326.3547 The newsletter of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa A World of Need Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39 (The Message) Summer Sundays! Starting May 29 Worship at 8, 9:20 & 11 a.m. At St. Paul, we have our eyes sharply focused on the needs of others. Each time we act with love for a world of need, our character grows more Christ-like. S t. Paul congregation is serious about feeding the hungry, caring about neighborhood kids, and reaching out far beyond ourselves with our hands and our offerings. Nuts about Nets Launching this summer! Mary Tjarks and Joe Tedesco have each uttered a resounding “Yes!” to take the lead Mary Tjarks Joe Tedesco on Nuts about Nets That’s the congregational initiative to say “No!” to two diseases that threaten African people. As co-chairs, Mary and Joe are assembling a team that will put in motion this bold global health project to send treated bed nets to protect against infected mosquitoes in Nigeria. Interested in serving in some capacity to make this amazing project happen? Mary Miller, 326-3547 ext. 232, Food ministries A core conviction for hunger relief Jesus turns to his disciples and says, “You give them something to eat.” (Mark 6:37) With that in mind, St. Paul holds a core conviction that hungry people must be fed. Lenten offerings, received in special envelopes and children’s hunger boxes, for ELCA World Hunger Appeal totaled over $11,000. This generosity translates into relief, development, education, and advocacy for hungry people around the world. A June food ingathering will help restock the shelves at the Friendly House Food Pantry. With school out for the summer, many families struggle to make ends meet. You’ll receive an empty grocery bag the weekend of June 11 and 12. Details coming. Café on Vine served over 10,000 meals during the first three months of 2011, reports Jim Hoepner. This community food ministry, on 6th Street in Davenport, receives support through our daily ministry offerings. The café serves noon meals every Monday through Saturday, and evening meals on Sundays. Hunger Relief Sunday has been set for Aug. 7. Among the activities will be a Sunday-morning hands-on hunger mission for all ages. Through Kids Against Hunger, we’ll package nutritious meals that will be shipped to hungry people around the world. ELCA disaster response U.S. tornados & Japan disaster The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) works every day to proclaim the love of God and make the world a better place to live. Through a portion of our offerings, aid is rushed to people and places struck by disaster. Lutheran Disaster Response is putting plans in place for long-term response to the people of Alabama and Tennessee impacted by deadly tornados this spring. The ELCA has committed $740,000 to Japan in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami. World of Need, continued on page 3

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