From Reverend McMahon:
Many thanks to Sean Hardy, Allen Wyrick, Lynn & Greg Wood, Fr. David and everyone who helped make our Food Drive last Saturday a success! Once again Good Shepherd comes through! But don't get too comfortable. There's more to come! When David took our food to Manna, he was talking to the staff, and was told that the need is so great that they have had to resort to buying food at times. So David and I have decided to do a Food Drive every 2 weeks, starting July 4.
Are you up to the challenge?
Our first recipient is our neighbor,
Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church across the street from Good Shepherd. They maintain a food pantry and they, too, are feeling the pinch. More people than ever are coming to them for food, besides the MCPS crowd which are supplied by the schools. Cars start lining up an hour before the distribution time, and they inevitably run out before the line ends. Can you please help by bringing canned foods (low salt when possible), dried milk, crackers, nut butters, canned chicken and fish, pasta and sauces, etc. to the Good Shepherd Parking Lot on
Saturday, July 4, 10-11 am? What better way to celebrate our nations birth than to help those in need!
I am truly grateful for your generosity!
Miracles in the Good Shepherd Parking Lot - Who says that miracles are a thing of the past? Check out the following miracles from just this past Saturday morning:
Miracle #1 - Fr. David, Shaun Hardy and Allen Wyrick arrived with empty cars and departed with cars stuffed full of nutritious staples to deliver to Manna Foods, thanks to many generous shoppers.
Miracle #2 - Remaining Equal Exchange products sold like hot cakes, providing goodies for buyers and funds to refill the church coffers. Only 3 bags of coffee and 2 chocolate bars were left.
Miracle #3 - A vivacious unicorn showed up to cheer us on. Some said that the unicorn resembled Buffy, but true believers knew the difference.
Miracle #4 - After all this time, we still recognized one another!!
Saint Luke Food Pantry - Still in business providing Giant gift cards to clients referred by a multitude of organizations, including the public schools. Your donations by check or online are much appreciated. For online giving, just go to the Saint Luke Lutheran Church Silver Spring website and click on Covid-19 under donations/contributions. Questions: Contact Lynn Wood.