“Sorry to be missing on these [zoom] check-ins. Email is still best for me. I'm taking the liberty of sharing a post today from a member of the Loudoun County Community Connect Facebook Group, re: an update on the Western Loudoun Food Pantry in these times of need.”
“Rev. Krista Vingelis offers an update from The Western Loudoun Food Pantry at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville
“A big thanks to the Lovettsville community for your ongoing support of The Western Loudoun Food Pantry. Because of your generous love of neighbor, we are glad to report that not only have we been able to keep up with the current increased demand, but we have also been able to provide much needed food to other local pantries also experiencing higher demands - including the Brunswick Beacon food service.
“At this time, we continue to need regular refills of our major fast-movers such as spaghettios/ravioli, hamburger helper, and canned fruit (especially peaches).
“And, of course, we will soon need supplies of that "paper gold," toilet paper.
The following specialty items are also in high demand:
• Cereals -- chex mix, fruit loops, coco-puffs and Cheerios
• Baking goods -- sugar/cooking oil/flour (1lb or equivalent size), cake mixes.
• Jelly - mostly grape
• Dried beans -- black, navy, garbanzo, etc.
• Condiments -- ketchup, mayo (small sizes)
“We are grateful to still have a good supply of staples such as mac and cheese, ramen, green beans, other canned beans, and corn. We will continue to collaborate with other local pantries and share overages as and where most needed.”
Deborah concluded, “I know we gave our contribution to Interfaith Relief (under its new name) at Christmas. I just wanted to update everyone on the issues a bit closer to home.”
Thank you Deborah for your update.
Critical times require imaginative thinking and initiatives to try new things. Covid-19's aggressive universal attacks on us have required changes in the way we live. Regular worship and attentiveness to our own spiritual needs has necessitated some changes.
We are enjoying Sunday's at home, sharing worship with both of our congregations. Rev. Kang provides the Order of Worship and an inspiring message every Sunday. Jim & Jeremy organize the zoom broadcasting, and send weekly invitations for folks to join the service.
We encourage folks who want to join us to download the Zoom App from zoom.com and install the app on you PC or mobile device. We encourage you to register (it's free). Once you have the app installed on your device, you can connect easily when Jim sends you the zoom meeting invitation.
It's as easy as that. If you have trouble call Jim or Jeremy at 540-270-7873