The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Traveling pancakes

Illinois congregation takes its pancake breakfast on the road

photodiscWhen First Lutheran, Lee, Ill., held a pancake breakfast that wasn't well-attended — at least by those in the community — Sarah Schaffner, pastor, said the little country congregation rebounded from their discouragement with an idea: "What if instead of asking others to step out of their world, we stepped out of ours? What if we took the pancakes to them?"

Nurture Kitchen was born. Members serve a free meal of pancakes and sausage every third Saturday — sometimes at church, sometimes at the local food pantry.

"Bring your apron, your pancake flipper and your hungry heart—because amazingly enough, pancakes can change the world," Schaffner said.

For more information: Email Schaffner.


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