In December, the Love in Action Core Ministry Team began conversations with Augustana University administration, staff, campus ministry, and students to discuss if there was a way Our Savior’s could provide food, companionship, and hospitality for Augie students.
In response to those conversations, we invited you to help collect care packages for Augie students who stayed on campus over the Christmas break. Your generosity was astonishing! You responded with several dozen care packages. Additionally, OSL collected several hundred dollars in cash, all of which went to purchase food for additional care packages.
Then we invited Augustana students to Wednesday midweek meals in December, and to the meal served on Christmas Eve. We also took about twenty care packages to Augie for the administration to distribute to students over the break.
Here’s what’s next. In light of your enthusiastic response and our ongoing conversations with our partners at Augustana, we have decided to begin a food pantry for Augustana students. Details are still in development, but we envision a space stocked by OSL members, run by students, and open to all students throughout the year—any time they find their fridge empty and their meal plan used up. We hope to launch the food pantry over spring break, just a few short weeks away.
Now the Love in Action team needs your help again! Watch for your opportunity to donate to the project; or volunteer to help coordinate this ministry, which would involve organizing the space, helping shop for food, and working with Augie students and staff. Contact Pr. Justin, firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out more.
This comes from Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota:
To the Members of Our Savior’s Lutheran:
We thank you for the bottom of our hearts for your continued support of the mission of LSS. Your generosity makes it all possible.
LSS Board of Directors
Don’t miss Theology Tapped, an engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting, with Pr. Randy. This month’s installment will be on Thursday, February 27, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.
Have Something to Eat!
OSL Food Ministry serves breakfast on Sundays in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30, and Wednesday supper starting at 5:00. All are welcome!
OSL Food Ministry is entirely supported by freewill donations. Thank you for your $6 contribution to cover expenses. Here are the February menus (subject to change):
2 – Bacon, scrambled eggs, roasted diced potatoes, yogurt, orange juice, and donut holes
9 – Breakfast burritos, yogurt, orange juice, and donut holes
16 – Bacon, scrambled eggs, roasted diced potatoes, yogurt, orange juice, and donut holes
23 – Cheese omelets, sausage patties, tri-taters, yogurt, orange juice, and donut holes
5 – Beef Stroganoff, jasmine rice, tossed lettuce salad, and dessert
12 – Chicken burrito bowls, tossed salad, and dessert
19 – Lasagna, tossed salad, breadsticks, and dessert
26 – Ash Wednesday (no meal)