The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Clothes for fire victims

After a fire that affected five apartments left 17 people homeless in June, St. Peter Lutheran Church, York, Pa., served as a first-response emergency shelter, with members on hand to provide hospitality, prayer and spiritual support.

On the Sunday after the fire, the church looked like a drive-through used clothing store as people dropped off donations. After the clothing drive, St. Peter continued to collect offerings and hold prayer services for the fire victims


Chris Cloutier

Chris Cloutier

Posted at 10:31 pm (U.S. Eastern) 8/17/2010

What a wonderful story of the church being the church. An excellent reminder of what we are called to do as Christians ~ to help those in need. The victims of the fire will always remember who helped them when they needed it the most.
This simple act of kindess will go a long way in spreading the gospel.

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