September 2008 Newsletter

Posted By on September 26, 2008

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE . . . The Fort Wayne Lutherans for Life is placing a focus on the two pregnancy centers in Russia. These two centers were established by LCMS World Relief and human Care. Our group wants to show and send our support to the two agencies for the work they have been doing and to encourage them. Our children from Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School and Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s Sunday School, are working with the ladies who quilt to make baby blankets.

Tony Booker, a seminary student at Concordia Seminary and pastoral assistant at Emmauel, has knowledge of the Russian language and is assisting along with his wife Connie, in teaching the students a few Russian words, which they will print on the quilts.


Pavel Khramov and his wife Tanya and children, Tonya and Sasha, are living in Fort Wayne while Pavel is attending the seminary. He is familiar with the two deaconesses working in the pregnancy centers in Russia.


Maggie Karner, Director of Life Ministries, will join us October 12th at our kick-off campaign at the annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast held in the Emmanuel-St. Michael School’s cafeteria from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken and proceeds will go to buy fabric and to send a monetary gift to the centers. Any donation will be gladly accepted if you cannot attend the breakfast. Our goal is to reach $4,800 for which Thrivent for Lutherans will match 3-1 up to $1,600. If you would like to make a donation, please send your check, made payable to Lutherans for Life, to Fort Wayne Lutherans for Life, 917 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.


On Life Sunday, January 18, 2009, these quilts will be dedicated and presented to Mr. Khramov for the two centers in Russia.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

September 24thForty Days for Life campaign begins. Call Vicki Layman at 432-6782 for more information.


October 5th at 2:00 p.m.Memorial for those aborted in our area at the Catholic Cemetery on Lake Avenue.


October 12th, 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel-St. Michael School cafeteria. Freewill offering with proceeds to the two pregnancy centers in Russia.


October 13th – 6:30 p.m.Allen County right to Life Banquet at the Grand Wayne Center. If interested in attending sign-up on the LFL bulletin board in Brandt Hall or call Carolyn Beitz at 432-9189.

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