Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day #321

November 17, 2014

What a gorgeous welcome I had to the new congregation where I am serving as pastor! Today was the first day in the office, but I took a look into the sanctuary soon after arriving. Now this adorning the pew with quilts was not done just for my coming, but look how beautiful the greeting is:
The story behind this is that quilting folks gather here twice a month to put these lovely creations together. Then once a year they send them off to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed to folks around the globe (for more information go to

Can you imagine being wrapped in one of these quilts? It would be as though you were literally wrapped in the love of Christ! Seventy-four people somewhere in the world will have opportunity to feel warmth and caring from just the effort of this one congregation in MT. And hundreds, probably thousands, from the wider church will be added to them. What an amazing gift! What an amazing response to God’s love and grace! What beautiful stewardship and Christ-living!



  1. So inviting! I call them patches of love. So much love goes into the patching together of the quilts and the recipients must surely love receiving them!

  2. You know how much I love this... you are surely in the kingdom! ;)