Serving Our Community Like Jesus

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Immanuel’s Bowling Connection Group recently collected items for 40 hygiene kits for the homeless being ministered to by the Memphis Union Mission.  As a ministry partner of Immanuel, the Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and families who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis.

Ladies from Immanuel’s LWML group prepared and served lunch at HopeWorks in Memphis on October 23 to students and staff participating in the personal and career development classes being held there.  HopeWorks, a ministry partner of Immanuel, uses a holistic approach to serve the under-resourced through outreach programs that develop individual worth, encourage personal responsibility, and promote the honor and value of work.

Immanuel members recently donated candy to the Quail Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Bartlett which will be given by residents to children of the Center’s staff during their Trunk or Treat event on October 28.  The Immanuel Lutheran School Children’s Choir will be singing at Quail Ridge on November 4.

Jesus came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Meeting needs in practical ways helps demonstrate the Gospel by showing people that the God we know is a loving Father who cares for his children.  Through His Son Jesus, God wants to have a personal faith relationship with each person so they may drink living water and never thirst again.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

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