Marshall County Helping Hands, Inc. Food Pantry is an organization that has been functioning in Marysville for over 50 years by helping to feed the people of Marshall County. All donations and proceeds given to the pantry are used to provide this ministry. We are members of the National Harvesters organization and use their guidlines to direct our ministry. This ministry is possible through local volunteers and many churches in Marshall County. There are no paid positions in this ministry.
In Kansas and Missouri, there are hungry people living in sparsely-populated rural counties, suburban communities and urban centers. Food insecurity means that a person or household may have food today but does not know if there will be food tomorrow or enough food for everyone in the household. Salem members volunteer to help in the food distribution when the Harvester's Truck is scheduled to arrive in Axtell.
Special Offerings throughout July are to the Widow’s Mite, the organization of Lutheran Military Veteran and Family Ministries, Inc (LMVFM). Your designated offerings Widow’s Mite-LMVFM support:
* Free care and counseling services to veterans, military contractors and their family members.
* U Congregations, counselors, therapists, and other caregivers with training and resources to help them as they minister to veterans, military contractors and their family members.
LMVFM does not accept any funding or support from the government. Their ability to provide veterans and their family members with free programs and services is a direct result of the generous donations made by friends and ministry partners. LMVFM is a 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit ministry.
Often, when natural disasters strike or when war drives families from their homes, our hearts ache with compassion, but we don’t know how to help. Making Lutheran World Relief Kits is a simple, fun and tangible way to offer comfort to those suffering and express love to our neighbors in need.
LWR Kits are specifically designed to help people coping with poverty, disaster, conflict and more. Whether a kit helps someone to maintain good hygiene, care well for a newborn baby, keep education going during a crisis or learn a new vocation, LWR Kits provide dignity and hope in the direst situations.
June 25, 2021 ... What an amazing this week has been for the community of Axtell and surrounding areas. We had 60 youth who gathered at St. Michael’s school “To Journey to Mars and Beyond”. Father Jim Shaughnessy, Pastor Janelle Knowles, Pastor Cindy Cone all gathered to help our youth go on an amazing adventure. We thank all the volunteers who helped make this past week a huge success.
During our week we heard these themes: Faith! And heard the story of Daniel and the Lions Den – Boldness! Esther taught us how to be bold with our faith – Kindness! The Good Samaritan opened our eyes to how to live in faith with boldness – Thankfulness! How did 10 Men be healed and only 1 say thank you, we heard the story – and then Hope! On the Road to Emmaus the whole story of faith, boldness, kindness, thankfulness and hope comes together.
Sandy Bartkoski brought her dog from the KSDS society to help us understand how a service dog is useful to many people. She was given an offering of over $160 to help buy guide and service harnesses. It was so fun for the kids and adults to share some time with her dog. Thank you for this service Sandy, we want to see you again.
God blessed us during this week and we had amazing snacks, did awesome crafts, sang and her the stories. We even played outside. You can follow us on Facebook. See you next year for another year of fun.
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church members (rural Axtell, KS) provides support to a local volunteer group formed to support Special Olympics efforts in our area. After learning of the Special Olympics needs and wanting to connect our designated Easter offerings with a local need, our congregation designated the Easter Worship offering this year to support Special Olympics of Marshall and Washington counties in Kansas. We live where they live and are moved by those involved. Salem’s Pastor Cindy Cone and the congregation offer prayers for the Special Olympians and our 2021 Easter offering designated to the organization. God Bless the Special Olympians and thank you county committee volunteers for what you are doing.
Salem Council established a community care fund to begin to be funded through 2021 Lenten offerings. When individuals in the community contact Salem through Pastor Cindy for example for a sudden need for gas for the car for needed medical service or a portion of rental assistance, we work to meet that need.
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