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Swap and ShopSwap 'n Shop is Back! Be sure to save your $$$ at Swap 'n Shop before you head to the mall this year! For each item you turn in, you get one item FREE! Each volunteer receives 5 FREE items! Call Anne-Marie Stedge today to find out how to volunteer and save! Drop off & Set up: Fri., Aug.1, 6-8pm. Sale: Sat., Aug.2, 10am-Noon and after 5pm worship. Sun., Aug.3, 9am-Noon.


Habitat for HumanityThrivent & Habitat for Humanity Thrivent Financial is excited to once again partner with Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity to build a Thrivent Builds home for a deserving local family. You can help initially by praying for a successful home build. In addition to your prayers, volunteers are needed for many tasks – from picking up a hammer on the build site to giving a donation to providing a meal. Framing continues July 28 through Aug 1. Whether an individual, a small group or the congregation want to get involved, please contact Victoria McCallister at vmccallister@ fortwaynehabitat.or or 260.422.4828. See the flyer posted across from the coat room.


Bless a Child with a BackpackBless A Child With A Backpack To continue with our missions in Fort Wayne, Concordia will join with New Life Lutheran Church, in blessing the families who attend their free dinners on Wednesday Nights. These families need a little extra help to get their children back into school this fall. Our goal is to pass out 35-45 backpacks to children (20 backpacks for K-2 grade, 20 backpacks for 3-5 grade, 5 backpacks for 6-8 grade) in our area at dinner on Wednesday 8/6. If you could provide a backpack full of supplies, wonderful! Feel free to focus your bag on a grade level using our school's supply list as a guide. It can be found at www.clsfw.org. If you prefer to donate miscellaneous supplies, great! Please drop donations off to the church office, by August 3! Thank you for being a blessing to our community! For questions please contact Scott Davis 260.249.0050.


Peanut Butter and JellyAugust is Peanut Butter & Jelly Month! Lot's of things change during the summertime, but supporting Concordia Theological Seminary's food co-op does not change. The need is consistent as they work to help ease the difficult financial task of managing money for the seminary students and their families. These families have given up much to prepare for God's service and we can help. Let's fill the bin with peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) and all kinds of jellies – for the kid in all of us! Be creative & have fun! Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." John 21:16


Blood DriveAttention Blood Donors Concordia Church will be holding a blood drive on Saturday, August 9 from 8am-1pm. Please mark your calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy at 260-482-9815 or tgayer1@frontier.com.

 


SGO of IndianaPurposeful Giving: Concordia's SGO Did you know that Concordia Lutheran Elementary now has its own Scholarship Granting Organization to fund children here at our school? Our SGO ensures that we don't have to turn children away for financial reasons. The Lutheran SGO of Indiana has announced that they will give $1,000 to our school's SGO fund if we raise $5,000 from new donors between July 1-September 1 of this year. As always, donors receive a 50% tax credit as well as a federal deduction. Please consider this amazing giving opportunity and help our school share the Gospel! Call Principal Mike Rosin


Focus on the FamilySAVE THE DATE RESCHEDULE! SAME PROGRAM/NEW DATES! Calling All Couples!: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage! Mark your calendars ~ Make it a Date! Sundays, October 5 through November 2, in Centennial Hall from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.. Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage DVD series captures all the fun and facts of Mark Gungor's view on life, love, and marriage. Couples will laugh, learn, and be able to make real, positive changes to their marriage.


Concordia Lutheran Church & School
4245 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46815 (260) 422-2429