Help Feed Refugees in Tucson

Our neighbors at St. Pius Church are in crisis mode.  They are housing and feeding    180-200 immigrants at the Benedictine Monastery daily.  They expect this number to increase in the coming weeks, and requests for help have been sent out to local organizations and churches.  These individuals have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and are staying at the Monastery until they can travel to the homes of their sponsors.  Help is needed preparing, delivering and serving lunch and dinner.  Additionally, there is a need for used, good- condition clothing (men, women, children and infants), and chap-stick.  Needed kitchen items include sandwich bags, disposable coffee cups, soup bowls and spoons.  We have set up two  special collection boxes in the Narthex.  Collected items will be delivered to the Monastery as soon as they become available.   

LOG has committed to preparing/delivering shredded chicken and serving dinner on Saturday, April 27th.  On Saturday, May 18th, we will prepare/deliver two huge pots of homemade vegetable soup for the May 19th lunch.  Making soup might be a good teen and family project – there will be a large amount of vegetables to prepare and cut.  We are unsure if this project will continue at the Monastery after May, and we will announce additional dates once a final location decision is made.  A sign up sheet for these two events is on a table in the Narthex.  WE NEED YOUR HELP - this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to be involved – you can help prepare the meal in our church kitchen, deliver the meal to the Monastery and perhaps stay and help serve.  And, don’t forget that you can also help by donating needed clothing and kitchen items.  Please contact Linda Merritt (520-638-8366 or linheavenonearth@aol.com) with questions and for additional information.   

The proof of love is in the works.  Where love exists, it works great things.

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Summer Bible Camp - May 27-May31

Registration is now open for our overnight Bible camp - SALCA (Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association). May 27-31 at the Triangle Y Ranch in Oracle, Arizona. Grades 3-9.

The theme for this year is “Be Courageous”. Activities include worship, Bible study, games, music, hikes, challenge activities, crafts and more.

To register, go to mysalca.com

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Free Classical Pianist and Flutist Concert - April 13

Saturday April 13th at 3 PM 

Join us for an hour of fellowship and beautiful music featuring classical pianist Lira Makarova along with accomplished flautist Renée Bond.  The program will include selections for piano and flute with influences of Russian and European traditions.

Ms. Makarova is a native of Russia who began studying piano at the age of 5 earning her Masters in Piano performace at the age of 18 from Kazan State University in Russia.  She has been a U.S. Citizen since moving to Tucson in 1997.

Ms. Bond is a concert artist who has performed in 12 countries including Carnegie Hall in the U.S. She earned her Doctorate of Music Performance from the University of Arizona where she currently teaches.

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Faith, Poetry, and Art with Guest Artist Roger Pierce

Pastor Roger Pierce will be joining us on Sunday, April 28th for a free lunch, workshop for kids and adults, and presentation on faith, art, and poetry. It will start around 12noon, after the 10:30am worship service. Everyone’s invited, all ages.

Roger will also be giving a special presentation on May 2nd at 6:30pm here at Lord of Grace on his faith and art and share some of his story in how they all intertwine and led to spiritual growth.

Both events are free and open to everyone.

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