The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Advent of hope

Sidney Brink/Sedalia Democrat

Sidney Brink/Sedalia Democrat

Youth from Christ and Trinity Lutheran churches, Sedalia, Mo., took a one-day work trip last summer to Joplin to assist following a May tornado. After going door-to-door with supplies all day, they stopped at Peace Lutheran Church.

There they found the signs of hope they had been looking for — glass shards stuck in a window frame and in the debris of the destroyed church.

"I wanted to do something with it," Hannah Satnan said.

With the help of art instructor Mike Shukers (top left), Satnan, Mitchell Morenz, Alex Eppenauer, Caitlyn Craig and Emily Greble made a 6-by-3-foot cross that they returned to Peace the first Sunday in Advent.


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