The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Pennsylvania Lutherans reach out

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Loysville, Pa., ministered to the Perry County family that lost seven children in a farmhouse fire in March by gathering goods and money.

The Clouse family are members of Church of the Living Christ, which in March was receiving 500 checks a day in the mail for the family. Leah, 3, is the only surviving child.

In a one-day fundraiser, St. Paul raised "tens of thousands of dollars for the family" by putting buckets on the street and serving a meal, reported Pennlive.com.

The church also filled a tractor trailer with donated items, such as clothing and furniture, to furnish a residence under construction across the street from the burned-out house.


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