Loaves and Fishes
The Outreach Mission Committee is initiating a new ongoing food collection for Eldernet and St. Gabriel's Food Cupboard. Eldernet of Lower Merion provides a variety of needed services to older and frail members of our community. St. Gabe's provides food for its community in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Our first collection of food was on January 22, 2012 and it was a resounding success.
To make your offering of food you need to do only the following three things:
1. Pick up a food tag from the Outreach Mission Board (the BIG fish) in the Narthex (or Parish House hallway during the week). At this time Eldernet has specific needs for food for their food cupboard. The food tags are labeled with the specific food items which are most needed now.
2. Find the food item on your tag in your larder (pantry) or at the grocery store
3. Bring your donation to church on the Celebrating the Communion of Saints Sundays. During the 9am service please bring your food items along to the Altar rail when you come to receive Communion. Baskets will be available there to receive them.
(Or you can bring it at anytime to the Parish House and deposit it in the bin in the hallway.) We believe this active mission work by our parish is a much needed contribution and another step in community building. If you did not have the opportunity to participate in this collection, this will be an ongoing project of the parish and collections will take place at each of our Celebration of Saints Sundays.