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July/August 2013

Luther Home of Mercy

Volume 2, Issue 3

Happenings At The Home Check Out Our New Website! Same address...fresh new look! After months of hard work in development, we are Happenings At The Home excited to show off our brand new web design. is an informational Visit us at newsletter for family, friends and volunteers who to view all the new and support the mission of exciting changes to our Luther Home of Mercy site. Special features include: online viewing of Echoes of Mercy and Happenings At The Home, updated

Inside this issue: New Home




Country Concerts


Awesome Kid!


Meet Sue


Walk the Mac


Golf Outing


employment and volunteer information, current photos and program information and a feed to our facebook page. The facebook feed, located on the bottom right of the home page, will allow non-facebookers to view what’s happening on the LHM facebook page. Currently, the site also offers online registration for the upcoming LHM

golf outing. Be sure to check the site regularly for updated photos and information.

Check out our new web design at

Fall Fest: September 22, 2013 Due to “iffy,” weather in recent years, Fall Fest 2013 has been scheduled for an earlier date: September 22. The theme for this year’s festivities is, “O, the Lord is Good to Me.” Worship will begin at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Dale Kern from St. John Lutheran Church

in Stryker. Following the worship service, games and a delicious picnic supper will be offered for all to enjoy. If you plan on attending with your loved one, please RSVP to their cottage supervisor or house manager. Additionally, many volunteers are needed to assist

residents, serve food and help with games. Please contact Megan O’Brien: 419-725-5214 or if you would like to volunteer.

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New Home Purchased to expand affordable housing for people with disabilities. LHM now operates 15 homes in the community, all providing beautiful and affordable living for people with disabilities.

Just this past week Tony moved into his new home in Oregon, Ohio. The purchase of the home was made possible by a private donor who contributed the funds necessary for Luther Home

Tony will soon be joined by two roommates who will share the house and receive the services necessary to support their highest level of independence. The ranch-style home features almost 2100 square ft. of living space with three bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, finished basement and a wonderful porch and deck area. We look forward to watching these young men turn this house into their home and their roommates into their family!

Emmaus Celebrates the USA The clients at LHM’s Emmaus Community Center are spending the month of July learning about the United States of America. To kickoff the month, they have talked about the meaning of Independence Day and

early American History. To help celebrate the 4th of July, the cooking group made traditional American picnic foods: potato salad and red, white and blue fruit kabobs. Throughout the month, they will learn

about the Pledge of Allegiance, American flag and various important events in U.S. history.

Country Concerts Coming up, we have two very On August 7th, resident exciting Concerts in the favorite, “Elvis”, or rather Country: tribute artist Walt Sanders, is sure to be a On July 24th, The Hot Flashes will relive the music hit. of the 50’s and 60’s. These lively women from Pemberville are sure to entertain!

Luther Home of Mercy’s 85th birthday with magician Greg Carson.

All events will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the LHM In addition to the country gymnasium. We hope to concert series, join us see you there! August 28th to celebrate

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What an Awesome Kid! When Sam recently performed at LHM with his school puppet group, he was touched by the heart of our ministry and the spirit of our residents. A sixth grader from Solomon Lutheran School in Woodville, OH, Sam was impressed by how happy the residents are and that they have such big hearts for Jesus. As his final year at Solomon came to an end, Sam wanted to do more to help the residents of Luther Home and found that his sixth grade graduation party was the perfect time. When friends and family were invited to Sam’s party, Sam requested items from LHM’s needs list in lieu of gifts for himself. Sam, along with his generous friends and family, collected over 400 items to donate to Luther Home. What an amazing gift! We are truly thankful for the kind heartedness of Sam and all individuals who have supported our ministry over the last 85 years.

Client Spotlight: Meet Sue Meet Sue: a social and energetic woman with a zest for life! Sue recently retired from Lott Industries where she worked for many years. Now she is very happy to attend LHM’s Genesis Community Center 5 days a week. Sue says that

Genesis is, “one of the best places to work and meet new friends and be happy.” While at Genesis Sue enjoys completing puzzles, shredding paper, attending off campus field trips and swimming with friends in LHM’s therapy

pool. In addition to attending Genesis, Sue is one of the first individuals to receive supported living services from LHM. She enjoys living with her 3 roommates and talks on the phone with her friends every day.

Walk the Mac 2013 This will be the fifth year that Lutheran Men in Mission is asking for walkers and sponsors for the Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor day, September 2. They will again be supporting Filling Home in Napoleon and Luther

Home of Mercy. The walk takes between two-three hours to complete... beginning at St. Ignace on the north side of the Bridge and ending in Mackinac City...a span of approximately five miles. You can help them to

reach their goal of $10,000 by walking or sponsoring a walker. Please contact Karen Schanke at: 419-725-5188 or email for details.

Sue enjoys making craft projects at Genesis.

Luther Home of Mercy


5810 N. Main Street PO Box 187 Williston, Ohio 43468-0187

Phone: 419-836-7741 Volunteer Info.: 419-725-5214

Luther Home of Mercy 28th Annual Golf Scramble Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. (Shotgun Start) Place: Maumee Bay Golf Course At Maumee Bay State Park 1750 State Park Road #2, Oregon, Ohio

Cost: $70.00 per golfer Proceeds from the outing will be used to help furnish the new homes being built in our Outreach Ministry. Register on-line at If you have any questions, call 419-725-5188 or email


July/August Happenings At the Home  

Luther Home of Mercy's Bi-Monthly Volunteer Newsletter.

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