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Collecting Quilts

Steven Renner, pastor of Third Lutheran Church has requested our help. Recently a Lutheran church in Fairfax, Virginia has been vandalized 7 separate dates since May. They would like to collect quilts to use as part of their reconciliation service. Please read the following letter and help us collect quilts. We will need to collect these quilts THIS Sunday, July 22 so that we can mail them on Monday.  

Here is a letter from this Lutheran pastor:

Dear Friends,

As some of you may have heard, there was a recent attack on Bethlehem Lutheran church in Fairfax, VA where racist words and symbols were scratched in the interior of their sanctuary, candle holders were shattered and every pew and chair in the sanctuary was sliced open with a knife.

In response, they will be holding an interfaith solidarity event at their church called "United against Hatred." If you are able, we encourage all of you to attend and/or send a message of support to the congregation or their pastor, Dan Roschke. 

We would like to invite any and all to bring or send blankets or quilts from your own communities, places of worship and homes. These will be draped over our pews,covering those horrible slices of fabric with the bright colors (and prayers) of a supportive, interfaith community. You see, there are some families here at Bethlehem who have not been able to come back to church or explain to their children why this destruction of their holy place has happened. To cover the pews with the diverse quilts -- and even more with love and support -- would be, we trust, a tangible sign of what we already have received from you.

Sincerely,
Symi symirr@ifcmw.org




 

 

 

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The Rev. Candyce Loescher, Rector
Josh Duncan, Choirmaster & Organist
Marti Taber, Parish Administrator
Leo Simon, Sexton
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Rev. Candyce Loescher, Annie Ronald, Chuck Eirk, Dean Rice, Stephanie Miller, David James, Nancy Urbscheit, Jeannie Park, Tom Murrell, Larry Mattox, Bob Shober

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Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons

2822 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
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