Dear Friends of St. John's,
First of all, I want to thank you for your generous support over the past two weeks for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The door offering was able to yield almost $3,500 of support for our brothers and sisters down south. Those funds are sent directly to the Texas District of the LCMS and will be a great benefit as the long road to recovery begins.
As you know, our country was once again battered with a hurricane this past weekend in Florida and Georgia. While perhaps not as devastating in terms of flooding and storm surge, Irma was no less destructive and disruptive of people's lives and possessions. As such, this weekend, we will once again have a door offering which will go towards relief for those affected by Irma. Once again, please make your checks payable to the Atlantic District - LCMS, or you may give cash. All funds will be directed to the Florida-Georgia District of the LCMS for help in the recovery efforts there.
In addition, St. John's is sponsoring a community benefit concert for all hurricane relief efforts. The concert will be on Sunday, September 24th at 6pm, and held at the Common Ground in Sayville. This will feature many of our choirs and musicians, as well many guests who will be joining us. It also looks like we have secured Sen. Tom Croci as our emcee for the event. Please spread the word about this concert, and plan to join us on the 24th.
Thank you again for your support, and please keep all those affected by these storms in your prayers, as well as all who will bring relief and aid to them in the days, months, and years to come.
Rev. Brian Noack