The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger-fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help them raise funds in March and April.
“The more cash, checks, food items and pledges we receive from March 1 to April 30, the more of the Feinstein challenge money we will receive,” Major Lee Morrison,
St. Cloud, said.
It wasn’t too long ago that Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church in rural South Haven was at a crossroads. Their congregation was aging, and dwindling. Their old building was aging too, and there didn’t seem to be much hope for the funds to repair or build something new.
But it seems God wasn’t finished with the work of Lake Union Church.
Come now Paraclete, come Dove, Spring Wind,
Come and make us whole.
We had sinned and suffered terrible blows.
We deserved them all, and worse; now make us whole!
In His Name, by His Blood, in the smell of the soil,
Make us modest and sweet.
Help us to see Him in all,
From the fishes to the maimed and made up.
We had believed the lie.
We did not believe that God is Good.
The lying one of hell had harassed us so fiercely.
He had taken no pity on our worn out souls.
Now the Lion of Love has arisen;
Our King, in Flesh and Blood, has appeared.
We have seen that he was always with us.
He created us and never left us.
We are so surprised with wonder at God’s great Love;
we are so in awe of something we never knew.
He has not abandoned anyone;
No, not a single soul has been forgotten.
Let us sing now, and not delay;
Let us not think but sing and pray to One God In Three;
Can we not find our voices?
Can we not shout for so great a joy?
Je-shu’-a is Mercy, and Honor and Peace,
He has given us all, all Heaven, all Life;
Strife has vanished, and prose has become extinct;
Let us enter His temple, and Sing now as one;
Let us come into Home and find us, in Them
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Kimball is postponing its annual plant sale scheduled for Saturday, May 11. It is rescheduled for the Spring of 2014.
“Demand continues to increase, and donations (during March Food Share month) are drastically down” says Karla Rolfzen, Social Services Coordinator at the Salvation Army in St. Cloud. The food and cash donations to the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army during “Food Share” which are maximized through a matching grant from Second Harvest are way behind last year’s donations. After three weeks, or 60 percent of the five week event completed, the Salvation Army has only collected $3,263 in cash and 23,635 pounds of food product, 22 percent and 26 percent respectively. Last year the totals collected at the Corps were more than $15,000 in cash and more than 92,000 pounds of food product. Major Lee Morrison, head of the local Corps added, “We never lose hope. The good people in the St. Cloud area have always increased supporting the Salvation Army, especially when the need is the greatest.”