Messiah School’s Give To Lincoln Day Donations Totaled $33,525!

For Give to Lincoln Day, we hoped to raise funds to help us buy classroom items that had to be cut from our Forward in Faith budget. We’re excited about new classrooms for our teachers and students, and hoped we could replace many of the aging items in their current classrooms. We knew we didn’t have enough money available to replace everything, but prayed that God would provide.
 
We hoped to raise at least $10,000 to help with the purchase of new furnishings, but God rained down blessings on us by providing more than 3 times our goal! Our final tally for donations was $33,525!
 
But wait… That’s not all! We will also receive a proportional share of the $500,000 match fund made possible by Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors of Give To Lincoln Day.
 
Thanks to all who were able to donate! We look forward to sharing pictures of our new school, complete with beautiful furnishings, during the summer.

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A New Purpose for Such a Time as This

Matthew 17:20 If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
 
The Pandemic has not slowed the Mustard Seed/Days for Girls Work Group. It has changed how we operate though, since we are unable to gather together for our workdays. 
 
 
 
Co-leaders Wendy Rich and Kathy Carter have been delivering fabric so our wonderful 109 volunteers can measure, pin, cut, sew and serge from their own homes.
 
Our ministry continues outside the walls of the church – porch to porch, and person to person. We use safe distancing and best practices when handling and exchanging supplies. 
 
We continue to make infant kits and reusable feminine hygiene kits because those needs continue during the pandemic. However, we are also called to a new purpose for a time like this – just as Queen Esther was called for her time in history.
 
In April, Dr. Doug Tewes contacted Wendy Rich, requesting cloth masks for his nursing staff at Lincoln Orthopaedic Center. Wendy developed a pattern and researched the best fabric to use. Within days, over 25 servants made 200 masks! 
 
We were able to use Thrivent Action Project money to purchase fabric and thread. To date, we’ve made over 700 masks for local clinics, the Friendship Home, nursing homes, retirement centers, UNL essential workers, Tabitha Home Health, as well as for friends and neighbors. 
 
We always have a place and purpose for more volunteers if you feel called. For more information, contact Wendy Rich 402.202.4990 or Kathy Carter 402.416.8953.

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Second Grader Henry Leads Chapel at Home

From Wendy Borcherding, Second Grade Teacher:
We were scheduled to have our second grade class lead the chapel service in April, but because of distance learning we could not do that.

When Henry, one of our second graders, realized what day it was, and that we weren’t able to lead the chapel service as planned, he was really disappointed.

He decided he was going to write his own chapel service for his family! He spent the whole day writing Bible verses on notecards and planning what Bible story he would read.

Instead of their family movie night, Henry had a family chapel night. He shared the Bible verses he wrote with his family. He read the Bible story, “Jesus Rides into Jerusalem” and also read “The Ten Commandments”.

What a special way to have chapel!


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