May 16, 2011

Church remains dedicated to service, even in the face of tragedy

Even though Shells Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grantville, Pennsylvania suffered a fire in their sanctuary and social hall by an arsonist, they still collected donations for the CWS Blankets+ program and will be collecting donations for the tools project in June.
 
Shells' congregation "gets it" and reaches out to those in need no matter what!  Shells Church mission statement is: "We are committed to being God's presence in the Grantville area with a mission of evangelism and outreach that seeks to spread the good news in Jesus Christ, inviting all to join with us in the worship of our Lord.  We are committed to read, study, and meditate upon the word of God.  Through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to respond to those in need."
 
Responding to those in need is an integral part of Shells Church's focus and that includes Church World Service.