Jordan Lutheran Church
 

Ministries

Other Outreach Activities

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  • Angel Tree
    • Our Christmas Angel Tree program is made possible by the generosity of our members. Children receive gifts donated by our members. This program makes Christmas special for young children of families assisted by our food pantry and also for children in the Diakon Topton foster care program.

    • 2015:  Angels will be on the tree beginning Sunday, November 1st. Please sign your name and phone  number beside the child’s name on the sheets provided. Gift this year will go to the children of the Topton/Diakon foster agency. Please direct any questions to Julie Boscia at Julie.boscia@gmail.com or 610-398-2859. We request that you wrap the gift and label it with the angel from the tree and return by Sunday, November 29th.

  • Basket Social
    • The 3rd Annual Youth sponsored Basket Social was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this year’s success, together we raised $2,643.87 for the 2015 Youth Gathering trip!   See Youth Group News page for more information.

    • Can’t wait until next year!   Contact Jamie Edelman to volunteer at 610-395-5912 or  JordanDCE1@ptd.net..

    • Craft Fair
      • Our Craft Fair is held on the 3rd Saturday in November from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Family Center. Over 50 crafters display and sell their wares. Homemade cakes, pies, cookies, etc. are sold at the Bake Sale table. The kitchen staff prepares homemade soups, BBQ’s and many other wonderful foods to Eat-in or Take-out. Each year a benevolent cause is chosen to receive the proceeds from the Craft Fair.

    • Easter Egg Hunt
      • The Egg Hunt at Jordan is organized by the Sunday School Committee and is usually held, rain or shine, the Saturday before Easter Sunday (Check the calendar page for date and time). All children age one through grade 5 are invited to participate. Older Youth of the congregation help with hiding the eggs and distributing prizes. It is held in and around our family center. All of the youth who participate in the hunt receive a gift!

    • Prayer Bead Ministry
      • Jordan’s Prayer Bead Ministry meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 1:30 p.m.   and 6:30 p.m., in the Conference Room. You are welcome to attend one or both of the gatherings. We will be using portions of The Great Litany for our prayer time. For an explanation of The Great Litany and to see one version of the text, you can go to http://www.trinitycranford.org/?page_id=41.  In addition to our personal prayer petitions and prayers for the day, we can focus on other topics chosen by the group.  New participants are always welcome. Prayer Bead sets will be provided for your use. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melanie Werley at 610-533-7619 or kupamom@aol.com. All are welcome!

        Please Note:   Jordan’s Prayer Bead Ministry Group will not be meeting during the months of June, July, and August.  Plan to join us when we resume monthly meetings in the fall on Tuesday, September 23, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    • Soldier Package Project
      • With the assistance of the Women’s Connection, packages were sent to our military troops last Christmas, containing cookies, candy, and other snacks, and items like wipes, deodorant, etc.  Numerous thank you notes were received, sent on behalf of troops in various parts of the world, expressing their appreciation not only for the items, but for the fact that the congregation is thinking of them and praying for them.  The project will be winding down this year; over the past 10 years 1,673 packages were sent.  Linda Grantz expresses her thanks to all who donated their time, items, and funds to make it a huge susccess.

      • The Soldier Package Project was started at Jordan June of 2004. Simple items are mailed, which cannot always be purchased at their local PX, to our deployed military members. The packages include hygiene products, snack bars, coffee bags, and condiments. These items, which we take for granted are shared with our deployed soldiers. The packages are shipped in plastic bags so that they are protected from bugs and sand. At times we try to fill special requests.

        Soldier names are obtained from anysoldier.com, or from family members and friends. If you have a relative or know someone in the military overseas, please give their name and address to Linda Grantz by calling the church office or email her at lgrantz75@yahoo.com so a “we care” package can be mailed to them. We send to both male and female service members in all branches; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. We continue this mission as long as the congregation supports the Soldier Package Project by donating items and monetary gifts.