The Redeemer Crosses for Kenya Project is in need of driftwood! As you enjoythe U.P. beaches this summer, please be on the lookout for various driftwood pieces ranging in size from tiny (up to 1 inch) to a medium size of 15 inches, no longer.There will be a collection date at Redeemer in September for you to bring in all your driftwood pieces. 

Women of Redeemer gather for work bees in the fall to create uniquely-decorated driftwood crosses to be sold at the Women’s Christmas Bazaar.All monies raised goes to Lutheran World Relief to purchase malaria bed nets for Kenya, Africa, which is still struggling with the disease. Each $10 raised purchases one malaria bed net. Often an entire family will sleep under one net to prevent getting malaria!

In 2010 a child died from malaria every 30 seconds. In five years we, as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, have cut the number of deaths in half. Sadly, however, one child still dies every 66.5 seconds (approximately 1,300 daily). Together as a Synod we have raised more than $7 million to allow our church partners to conduct quality malaria education, prevention and treatment programming. 

Several members of Redeemer traveled to Kenya in 2012 to personally help with the education and delivery of bed nets to the poorest of the poor. The monies collected from our driftwood crosses will continue the goal of delivering bed nets in Kenya until malaria deaths have ended.

Your prayers and support of the Crosses for Kenya Project are greatly appreciated. Your collections of driftwoodare greatly appreciated...and you are sincerely thanked! 

For further information contact Lucy Harrington at LuciaMHarrington@aol.com or 906-360-8790.


Contact Melissa Wihowski (360-7286) or Phyllis James (225-1004) for more information.

On Sunday, July 12, we will be Welcoming Summer with a Taco Toss with all the trimmings for our Victory family.

Food items and servers are needed. Check out the sign-up sheet in the narthex at the Welcome Center and see if you can help. 

Our Mission Work for Victory Lutheran Church

The Food Pantry at Victory Lutheran Church, Gwinn, is a busy place on Mondays. That is when about 30 bags of groceries are distributed to families in the KI Sawyer, Little Lake, Skandia and Gwinn areas. The bags are designed to help the family have adequate food for a few days each week. Most of the recipients are on Michigan Bridge Cards (originally known as the Food Stamp program), but these monies can only be used for food items. Other household necessities like facial tissue (Kleenex) and toilet paper cannot be purchased with the Bridge Cards.