St. John Lutheran Church gives books to kids


CARDINGTON — Remember how special it was to open up a gift, a gift of your own brand new book? The Christian Education Board at St. John Lutheran Church (Windfall) wanted to provide a special Christmas gift of a book to local children.

With a focus on educational development and community outreach, the Christian Education Board serves as a disciple-making ministry supported by the members at St. John. This board, concerned about reaching people for Christ, recognized a unique need in their community.

Aware that many kids in the community do not have their own books, the group formed a Thrivent Action Team and gathered money to seed the project, a news release states.

Their efforts resulted in purchasing enough books to provide one new book to each student in pre-k through fourth grade at Cardington Elementary. As a result, 455 children will receive a brand new book from St. John Lutheran Church (Windfall).

Each book has a label inside the front cover with a Christmas wish.

St. John Lutheran Church (Windfall) is Centered in the Word, Strengthened in the Sacraments, Sent into the community to share the love of Jesus.

An Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation, St John belongs to the Northwestern Ohio Synod. For information call 419-864-9303.