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Lent Opportunity for Discipleship
Throughout Lent, our opportunity for generosity ties into the Lenten practice of almsgiving. Alms are a monetary sacrifice to help people in need, in a broader sense these are acts of mercy. Jesus gives a clear mandate of alms (Mark 6, Luke 12). Driven by our love of God and our love of neighbor, you’re invited to tangibly practice almsgiving during Lent by collecting items to support the Presbyterian Community Center’s Food Pantry. Grab a box or a bag and set it out in your home. Each week during Lent, we ask that you’ll pick up specific items off the list of things needed. You’re invited to drop off the items to the church from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM each Saturday. While you could add everything to your Kroger ClickList in the beginning, we ask that you intentionally practice giving alms throughout Lent, opening yourself to be drawn into a deeper encounter with Christ who is present in those whom we give of ourselves in love.
Food items are to be canned, jars, bagged, or boxed. You don’t have to pick up all of these items each week but these are the ones we’ll be focusing on each week:
Week #1 - drop off February 27: gloves, hats, and socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste
Week #2 - drop off March 6: tuna, chicken, salmon, beanie weenies, and pork and beans
Week #3 - drop off March 13: corn, peas, baked beans, pinto beans
Week #4 - drop off March 20: oatmeal & dry cereal, zipper seal bags
Week #5 - drop off March 27: canned fruit, rice, dry beans
Week #6 - drop off April 3: hand sanitizer, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent (small containers), tissues
As we give throughout Lent in hopes of this practice transforming us to give always, we can pray each week as we gather our items together, the following prayer: God, you blessed us to be a blessing to others. Let our almsgiving be a blessing to our neighbors. May this practice of giving draw us closer to you, opening us to continually look for ways to give to all of your beloved children. Amen
Do you know which way you're going? How many times since March 2020, have you asked yourself "what's next?" These days, I find myself having a lot of questions and very few answers. As we approach our annual Generosity Campaign, we need the congregation's help in "Finding Our Way." As we've traveled through COVID times, RCPC staff and volunteers have worked hard to find a new way to remain united in our love and pursuit of our Lord and Savior. Sometimes that pursuit feels familiar -- we are again gathering on Wednesday mornings for worship -- but most of the time it has felt new and (possibly) uncomfortable. As you and your household prayerfully consider your participation in the Generosity Campaign for 2021, we ask that you reflect on how RCPC might do things a bit differently in 2021, how planning a budget around so many unknowns might be uncomfortable, and how we might continue to gather together to find our way.
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