COLLECTION CENTER:  Please remember to collect various ink cartridges and electronic equipment for the LWML; food and household supplies for South Tulsa Community House; various labels for ECC (check out the collection center for a list); various coupons for the military; eye glasses for MOST Ministries. All these items can be dropped off at the collection center at the south entrance.
 
COUPONS FOR THE TROOPS  is back! You can drop off any and all coupons to the collection box at the south entrance.
 
MOST Ministries collects eyeglasses and distributes them to people all over the world. They also provide local missionaries the opportunity to share the Gospel to those receiving the glasses. A collection box is located at the collection center.  Please help support this ministry which began in the Michigan District. For more information go to www.mostministries.org
 
SOUTH TULSA COMMUNITY HOUSE assists over 700 clients in a month! The house uses between 1200 to 1300 plastic and paper bags (with handles) a month! So bring your extra bags to the food cart.  We are in great need of just about everything “canned,” as well as other proteins such as dried beans, peanut butter, meat based soups. We also need clean and labels removed prescription bottles which we use to distribute shampoo, body wash/soap and the like. They request that you not donate any Ramon noodles.  These items can be placed in the grocery cart at the south entrance.
 
WHAT DO YOU DO  with empty inkjet/laser print cartridges, used cell phones, pagers, PDAs, I-Pods, DVD Video games/players, MP3 Players, digital cameras, laptops (include power cords) GPS systems & scientific calculators? Don’t trash them! Donate them to the LWML’s recycle campaign. They will redeem them for cash to help with missions. Call Carol Fruehling if you have questions. Drop your items at the collection center.
 
RECYCLING: Place your leftover magazines, junk mail, paper and plastic items in the bin on the southeast corner of the parking lot. Recycling now takes everything except glass.  Please remember soiled paper products.
 
A STUDENT LOAN REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM has been established and will be operated under the following general terms and conditions: (1) the program will be available to called staff; (2) the program will be funded by designated contributions; (3) support paid will be connected to the student loans and will be paid over the terms of the loans; (4) support paid will be connected with the continued service of the recipient; and (5) the program will be administered by the Personnel Committee.  If you would like to support this program, please designate your contribution to the Student Loan Reimbursement Program.
 

Joshua Brakhage, a member of Christ the Redeemer, is a studying to become a pastor at Concordia Seminary in St Louis, Missouri.  The cost of pursuing ordination is significant.  The Elders provide financial support to Joshua each semester to help defray the cost of his tuition, books and other expenses. If other members of the congregation would also like to provide financial support, please make a contribution to “Seminary Student Support” and place it in the offering on Sunday mornings or in the Elders drawer in the Volunteer Office.  Please do not make specific reference to the Brakhage family for tax reasons.  This money will be placed in a designated fund and sent to the Seminary to support Joshua.  If you want to provide non-financial support for Joshua and his family, please contact the Outreach Ministry for ways that you may be able to help.  As always, please keep Joshua, Suzy and all of our Seminary students and families in your prayers.