Each month, St. Luke’s collects a special Justice Offering, in addition to the regular offering, at the beginning of the month. The Justice Offering is donated to a designated organization or cause. On September 14, the Justice Offering will be collected on behalf of Lutheran Disaster Relief to aid Unaccompanied and Migrant Children.
As the ELCA website states, “As members of the ELCA, we are called to love and welcome all. We answer the call when children who are running from hunger, poverty and harm arrive on our doorstep. We believe it is our responsibility to protect and care for those who are most vulnerable by providing services to ensure their safety, upholding their human rights and recognizing and preventing risks of exploitation. In a living example of caring for our neighbor, the ELCA – through Lutheran Disaster Response – is responding to the arrival of these children with grace and compassion.” The gifts designated for Unaccompanied and Migrant Children will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted by this crisis. Gifts from people like you allow us to respond to those who are most vulnerable. See more at: http://elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Unaccompanied-and-Migrant-Children#sthash.k4HeVbKi.dpuf