Once a year, I wear my sneakers to worship. I do this in support of all the work that goes into the CROP Walk. This annual ministry is a cooperative effort between Christian churches of various denominations that are south of the Minnesota River. Six years ago, St. James Lutheran was a founding contributor of this local walk to raise local awareness and resources to combat hunger in our midst and around the globe.
This Sunday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m. St. John Lutheran in Lakeville will host this year’s walk. I invite you to join me, the confirmation students, and dozens of others from St. James. Put your sneakers on (you can wear them also to worship if you'd like) and enjoy a beautiful walk. Strollers and even dogs are welcome. Our congregational goal is to raise $1,000 - 25% of which will go to local food pantries; 75% to global initiatives. We are already more than half way there!
As always, I look forward to seeing you in worship.