Our highlighted ministry for April-June 2020 is Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Daphne, Alabama. Holy Trinity is a re-developing congregation located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in Baldwin County. Since beginning re-development in 2016, average Sunday attendance has increased from 32 to 65 in 2019. While finances have improved as well, your generous contributions to Partners in Celebration will help us to increase our outreach to the communities of the Eastern Shore.
One of these outreach ministries is our support of First Responders in our area. Last year we held our first annual First Responders Appreciation Day to say thank you for their service of going into harm’s way to keep us safe and secure. Over 60 First Responders and their families responded to the invitation to enjoy a day of food, fellowship, and fun on our church grounds. Activities included face painting, large bubbles, a bouncy house, live musical entertainment and lots of hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade side dishes and desserts served. The scouting groups that regularly use our facilities also participated.
We will hold our Second Annual First Responders thank you celebration in May 2020. It promises to be even bigger and better than last year. This community event, like last year, is not a part of our annual spending plan. Funds to carry out this ministry need to be raised outside our normal giving.
Your gift to this cause will be greatly appreciated and a true blessing to our community’s First Responders. In addition to this outreach, we share sweets and goodies with our First Responders at least four times during the year at the various locations from which they serve our communities.