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This month we want to tell you more about the “Ministry in Motion” program of Trinity Lutheran Church of Mobile, Alabama, recipients of an $58,000 grant from Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) in the 2019–2021 biennium.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.1 Peter 4:10

Trinity Lutheran Church of Mobile, Alabama, and their pastor, Rev. Dr. Ulmer Marshall, have a genuine heart for the people in their community. They seek many and diverse ways to connect and serve those who are often underserved and overlooked. As Rev. Marshall has shared with his congregation, “A church is in a community to serve that community. It’s our job.”

The school of Trinity Lutheran is the last remaining school begun through Rosa Young’s Mobile, Alabama, ministry. With prayer, patience and its Christ-centered purpose, Trinity Lutheran School serves 200 students from infants through fifth graders. All the students qualify for free lunches, and many receive tuition assistance. Its after-school program and Good News Bible Club reach an additional 45 students.

Trinity Lutheran has remained a stronghold of Christ-centered education in a community dealing with inter-generational poverty and the challenges of urban living by “promoting Christian faith and life-long learning of the whole child in a changing world.” Most parents of the children at Trinity are single moms under thirty who are un- or under-employed and live in substandard housing. Because Trinity Lutheran Church is serving the most vulnerable people in their community, this ministry is committed to providing assistance to meet some of the physical needs as well as the spiritual needs of those in the area.

The “Ministry in Motion” program enables elders, school children, neighbors and church members to participate in church and school ministries both on and off campus. The grant funds from LWML will be used to purchase a sturdy, handicapped accessible, well-built church bus for this program.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and by supporting global missions. For more information on each month’s mission focus, visit Saint John’s Mission Guild (LWML) typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM in Room 301. Due to the coronavirus and social distancing rules, Mission Guild has not been meeting. Please read your bulletin to see when we will resume our normal schedule.