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Fill the Boxes with School Supplies!
We are once again collecting school supplies for children and youth at Salem Lutheran and students at Old Orchard Elementary. We have been asked to fill up 80 backpacks for students. The backpacks themselves are being provided by grants, so we are focusing on supplies. Our goal is to fill up 8 paper boxes full of supplies. If you would like to give a financial contribution towards supplies, those are due by Sunday, August 6. The deadline for the supplies themselves is Sunday, August 13. Note - a new request this year from Old Orchard is new earbuds for students to use in the computer lab. If you have an unused pair to donate, they would be much appreciated! Donation boxes will be in the hallway outside the family lounge. Thank you for your generosity in helping these students start the year strong!
Supplies to be collected: #2 Pencils Pens (blue or black ink only) Crayons (24 pack) Colored Pencils Markers (washable) Spiral Notebooks Loose Leaf Paper 2 pocket folders Glue Sticks Children's scissors Black dry erase markers 3x5 Index Cards 3-ring binder (only 30 needed for older ages) Earbuds (for computer lab, must be unused)
"Lutheran Crawl" Stopping at Hope
The Northwestern Ohio Synod has organized two opportunities to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this year. Reformation 500 Crawl Saturdays, July 29 and October 21, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Travel to different locations throughout our Synod to experience unique presentations celebrating 500 years of our Lutheran heritage! Hope will be hosting one of the presentations as Pam Stover provides a mini concert of Reformation music. More information is available on the Synod’s 500th Reformation website (http://nwos500.org/) as well as the bulletin board in the stairway landing leading up to the choir room.
Hope Summer Picnic
Hope is having a picnic on Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Members, guests and friends of all ages are invited to gather for a picnic, swimming, games and lots of fun. Feel free to drop in for as long as you can. There is both a pool and pond (with a beach) for swimming and plenty of space for outdoor games. A main dish of pulled pork, hot dogs, and bratwurst will be provided and served around 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Water and lemonade will be provided. Other drinks are BYOB and we ask that you please drink responsibly. So bring a blanket or a lawn chair (and any flotation aids for children) and join us for some end-of-summer fun! Date: Saturday August 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Rain date Aug. 20, same time) Location: 5843 Bucher Road, Whitehouse, OH 43571 RSVPs are encouraged to the office (email@example.com) by August 11
Summer Breakfast Fellowship
Once again this summer we invite everyone to join once a month in a time of fellowship and hospitality. We had a great time when we gathered on June 25 and look forward to seeing everyone two more times this summer! We will meet in Larson Hall between services for a light breakfast the last Sunday of each month: July 30 and August 27. If you are interested in helping provide donations toward the meal or serve the meal, contact Mona Pupos.