Each year as part of Vacation Bible School, we collect an offering to help out various mission projects around Minot, North Dakota, and the world.
This year, we are collecting for three very special causes:
1) Coins for Camp help to benefit our North Dakota LCMS camp, Shepherd’s Hill. Many of our youth have attended camps here, our men’s and women’s ministries use the camp, as do our confirmation and high school youth programs.
2) Bags of Blessings is a local ministry that grew out of one of our small groups this past winter. Their goal is to provide some basis food and toiletries to school-age kids who do without these staples on the weekends.
3) Hope Village is our church’s outreach effort in the city to help rebuild after last summers flood. Through Hope Village, we will help one family whose home was flooded to remind them of Jesus’ love expressed through our children.
For both Coins for Camp and Hope Village we will be collecting cash donations each evening through Thursday, June 7, 2012 while for Bags of Blessings, we will be collected needed items, which I hope to post to this announcement soon.
Now, to sweeten the deal:
The pastoral staff of OSLC has agreed to be slimed with genuine Nickelodeon Slime if certain goals are reached.
If $500 is donated, Pastor Dan will be slimed Thursday evening at approximately 8:30 when VBS is done.
If $675 is donated, Vicar Ben will be joining Pastor Dan.
If $850 is donated, our newest pastor, Pastor Andy will be joining them.
If $1000 is donated, then not only will Pastor Dan, Vicar Ben, and Pastor Andy be slimed, but a special container of slime will have confetti added and Pastor Krueger will be slimed on his birthday!
(Video will be posted)
As of Tuesday evening, you have raised $1243.08! That’s enough to slim the whole pastoral staff. So….
We are upping the stakes.
If $2000 is donated, Pastor Joel from Shepherd’s Hill will drive down to be slimed in addition to our pastoral staff.
If $2500 is donated, Dave Niess, president of our congregation and drummer for our praise team, will also be slimed.
Your generosity (or is it your desire to slime us) is amazing. I had a feeling that when we were first setting our goals, that they were not God-sized goals. Remember what He has said: