Posted on August 8, 2019 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
Years ago, I was knee deep in writing papers in order to complete the process to become a Deacon. The last thing on my mind was preparing food. One day a congregation member handed me a large bag with a hot meal in it, and said it was nourishment for the journey. I will never forget that meal. Yes it was delicious, but it was the kind act which left an imprint on my heart. In a simple act of service, I knew I was not alone. I was satisfied, but more than that my spirit was renewed and I could move forward.
My story is only one of many who have experienced the hospitality of the members of Ascension Lutheran Church. The funeral committee sends grieving families home with food after the reception for their loved one. Hundreds of donations go to Ascension’s Community Food Bank and Mercy’s Gate each year. Ascension also has a meal train and when a need arises from a brother or sister in Christ, whether because of health or financial issues or burdens of life that require extra support, members prepare meals, nourishment for the journey.
If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above outreach efforts or have questions, please contact Deacon Mary Stoneback at firstname.lastname@example.org.