The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


From loss to forgiveness

Thief takes $400 in children's contributions

A lesson on peace turned into one on forgiveness after pennies were stolen from Light of the World Academy at Shalom Lutheran Church, Pinckney, Mich.

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Make children’s sermons come alive with real-life objects. Youth at Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, Ohio, are bound to remember the lesson for Good Shepherd Sunday (often the fourth Sunday after Easter) with the addition of two week-old lambs. The lambs’ owner talked to the children about how he cares for the animals. Read the story of the Good Shepherd in John 10:11-16.
Each year the school has a theme to help the children grow spiritually and learn to think about others. “Peace” was chosen after Kathy Moorehouse, school director and kindergarden teacher, read Three Cups of Tea, which details Greg Mortenson’s efforts to promote education in war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Students learned about the region’s culture and collected money for Pennies for Peace to help build schools.

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