Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is requesting funds to help refugees from Sudan and Somalia, and to help those affected by the food crisis in the African Sahel.
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes due to violence and food shortages and are now living in refugee camps in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. Your financial support will go to providing basic services, including food, water, and shelter, as well as for projects that include well drilling, education and social support for children, and livelihood training.
To learn more about the situation and to make a donation, click on: Refugee Crisis.
On another CLWR note:
CLWR Sunday worship resources available
Worship resources and bulletin inserts for your congregation’s CLWR Sunday are available for your use. The theme for this year, “Making a Difference,” gives recognition to what has been accomplished through the joint efforts of CLWR and Lutheran Canadians. For more than 66 years, Lutherans from Canada have helped communities build capacity for sustainable development by providing access to safe water, basic health care services and education. The impact of this care is far-reaching and CLWR hopes Lutheran Christians will take time to celebrate our partnership in the Gospel!
CLWR thanks Rev. Dr. John Kreutzwieser of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moose Jaw, SK, for preparing reflections on scripture readings and music suggestions.
*Note: While congregations throughout Lutheran Church — Canada are being encouraged to observe CLWR Sunday on October 14, 2012, you may choose any Sunday throughout the year to do so.