Today, at the invitation of Inge Rider, I went to Holy Cross Lutheran Church to help them pack emergency supplies for victims of natural disasters overseas. This included health care items, school supplies and quilts. They had met their goal of 111 quilts for 2011. Today they draped the quilts over the pews, pulpit, altar, piano and choir chairs. It made for quite a colorful sight!
There was a service at noon on the subject of "In the Potter's Hands" and scripture reading from Romans 9:14-24 - Chosen Vessels of Mercy. The pastor, Rev. Magdalene Holm-Roesler, included the quilts and the people who made them as examples of vessels of mercy for those in need.
After the service we had a light lunch and then got back to packing the supplies and tacking some more quilts.