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Posted January 16, 2013 in Community Featured
St. Paul Lutheran Church encourages participation in its Lutheran World Relief program as a great start to a pay-it-forward kind of New Year. A quilting group meets at the church to make blankets for third-world communities.

St. Paul Lutheran Church encourages participation in its Lutheran World Relief program as a great start to a pay-it-forward kind of New Year. A quilting group meets at the church to make blankets for third-world communities.

A famous Chinese proverb says: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Folks at St. Paul Lutheran Church understand that wisdom well, so they’re doing both.

This year, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will continue its work with Lutheran World Relief. The program is active in 35 countries and helps those in poverty while advocating for fair trade and making other improvements in the community. The group’s goal is give people tools to help themselves to the point where they will create a sustainable way of life on their own. All throughout the year the church will be collecting clothing, health and school supplies as well as other items.

In addition, at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, a group will meet to sew quilts to be donated as well as preparing sewing kits so that those that receive them can make their own clothes. For more about the Lutheran World Relief, visit www.lwr.org. For other ways to get involved, stop by the church at 1005 Beach St. or check out their website at www.stpaullcwc.com.

Church leaders at Asbury United Methodist are proud to announce that, due to the popularity and growing crowd at its Sunday services, the church will be expanding worship hours. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 17 — the first Sunday of Lent — the church will hold two services in order to accommodate everyone. The 8:30 a.m. service will remain traditional while the added 11 a.m. service will be more contemporary. Every week will feature new and different styles of worship, with a lot of the focus on worship in music.

For more information about the church and other events, visit www.asburyc.org, or swing by at 921 Des Moines St.

Also new to Webster City this year is the Trinity Hospice’s “Stepping Stones of Grief” support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. The group meets every Thursday in January in the Home Health Care/Hospice Conference Room (4 West) at Trinity Regional Medical Center, with two separate sessions being offered from 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Seating is limited. For more information about the group contact Nicole Hoag at 515-574-6639, or email her at HoagNJ@ihs.org.





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