Community of Love Lutheran Church
During the month of January the members of Community of Love donated almost 300 cans of soup for the annual SOUPer Bowl Sunday project. On Saturday, February 6th, members met to package and deliver these donations to Luther House in West Grove, Pennsylvania, where they distributed them to each residential unit.
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God.
The Community of Love Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the 4th Monday of each month at Luther House, #4 Activity Room, 122 Jenners Pond Road, West Grove, PA from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Members of Community of Love join with residents of Luther House for fellowship, as they crochet or knit prayer shawls, lap robes, and pocket prayer shawls. Light refreshments are served. The Prayer shawls and lap robes are then distributed through Community of Love.
For information on how to join this group or to request a prayer shawl for yourself or to be given to someon else, please call the church office at (610) 998-0282.
The members of Community of Love contribute Thanksgiving Dinners to help Oxford Area residents . In 2020, 28 Thanksgiving Dinners were delivered to Neighborhood Services for distribution.
Bingo has temporarily been suspended during the COVID-19 health concern.
Each year on SuperBowl (SOUPER BOWL) Sunday members of Community of Love distribute cans of soup which they have donated, to the residents of the 256 apartments at Luther House.
Twice per year, Spring and Fall, Community of Love members patrole a two mile stretch of Route 472 south of Oxford, clearing trash and debris from the roadsides.
Each month the members of Community of Love Lutheran Church donate specific food items, some of which are not available from food banks, to Neighborhood Services.
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