Nearby in Eagle Lake (a small community on the east side of Mankato), a congregation has found a unique way to serve their new neighbors, the local businesses and organizations, while also raising funds. Best of all, it gives them a chance to share the story of their ministry and mission.
If you have not been to Livinglutheran.org this is one of today’s front page stories.
Here is the opening paragraph.
Evangelism is in the bag at Epiphany Lutheran
Photo: LeAnne Johansen
Sometimes extending a warm welcome to new neighbors can yield big results.
A new “God’s work. Our hands.” banner is proudly on display outside the church.
And the congregation has just started sponsoring a missionary in Chile through the ELCA.
Both projects were possible because of Epiphany Lutheran’s Welcome Bags.
This innovative program, launched in 2006, has raised thousands of dollars to date for the congregation’s outreach and evangelism ministries.