One of the basic building blocks of our congregation’s Ministry of Caring is the administration of the Good Samaritan Fund. In the word of God, the Good Samaritan was the one who picked up a beaten person along the side of the road and helped him to heal and become whole again. The same principal is evident at St. John Lutheran Church. We love each other and wherever possible care for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of God’s people.
This is a new ministry that has begun this past year through the direction of the Director of Caring Ministries. If a member or a community member has a special need, they bring it to the Director of Caring ministries (Tony Shelton) or the Pastor. There needs will be listened to and they will do all they can in Jesus name to help the person in need. The special funds needed to help in this ministry comes from individuals and groups in the congregation that contribute on a regular basis. One half of the money made in Script sales each month goes to the “Good Samaritan Fund.”
St. John also invites folk to consider a view of stewardship that incorporates the whole person, not just a portion. Click on the below link to learn more:
In the almost two years since the Good Samaritan Fund was begun, it has helped many people with gas cards, food cards, rent, utilities, etc. God is good and God’s people care for those with the basic needs of life. Thanks be to God!