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You are not alone

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Imagine the comfort that comes from a hug at the time when you need it most. That’s the feeling we share through the LWR Quilts that we will bless this weekend in worship. Through a simple combination of fabric and thread, we reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone.


First and foremost, recipients use their LWR Quilts to shield against the cold and rain, and for warm bedding. But their versatility also makes quilts useful as simple tents, floor coverings, or a wrap to hold a baby on a mother’s back.


Our congregation's Lutheran World Relief Quilters meet on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month. Each year they create over 100 quilts to be given through Lutheran World Relief. They also coordinate LWR personal care kits and baby care kits and help Sunday School with school kits. These gifts make such a difference in the lives of those who receive them. Midvale's quilters also make baby quilts that are given to each infant who is baptized here, a sign that the child has been wrapped up in God's love! The quilters are always glad to welcome more to their group - and you will discover they are not only faithful and hard-working, but also have a lot of fun together! Talk to the quilters between worship times on Sunday, say thanks for their work, and browse the items on display for sale, the proceeds of which will all go to pay for the shipping of the quilts and for materials for next year.


Please join me in thanking Midvale's LWR Quilters: Nancy Abraham, Sharon Baumeister, Marlene Daniel, Maryln Grimm, Glenice Halfman, Mary Hamilton, Margaret Hoffman, Sandy Johnson, Sharon Kampen, Mary Laedtke, June Lange, Mary Lynn Langsdorf, Helen Larson, Karen Mandt, Vivian Means, Sharon Mitchell, Jeanniene Nelson, Lois Nelson, Pat Peterson, Aimee Pflughoeft, Marie Radunzel, Terry Rutlin, Brenda Sischo, Jane Smith, Anne Wuethrich.

Blake Rohrer

Pastor Blake is co-pastor of Midvale Community Lutheran Church with his wife, Pastor Katie Baardseth. He loves serving a congregation that is welcoming, engaged with the community and the world, and centered in God's love in Jesus. He and Pastor Katie have two teenage daughters who bring them great joy. As a family they love getting outdoors in the Madison area. After living here for over fifteen years, Pastor Blake continues to be amazed at this community and all it has to offer.