Good News from St John’s, Waterloo!

To combat  global warming, World  Lutheran Federation is planting 50,000 trees worldwide  by 2017.

Tree Planting at St Johns WaterlooIn response our Two Rivers Ministry Area is planting 500 trees in the same time period.

St John’s planted 2 a few weeks ago — 498 to go. You will hear more about this project in the next fall as details are put together.

The picture is from St. John’s Waterloo planting the two trees near their Good Earth Garden on their Praise Appeal Sunday. The tree planting helped to emphasize the “Creation Not For Sale” theme. Pastor Fred Ludolph is holding the jar of water from our Two Rivers which was added as the trees were planted. The flower seeds were also planted at that time.  Rebekah Ludolph  (in the grey sweater and purple top) preached at the service and provided information on  CLWR and LWF projects relating to the theme. The trees were purchased by St. John’s as a gift to honour Pastor Fred’s 30th year of ordination. Happy Anniversary pastor Fred!

Check out this link and to see the project in Majengo Parish in Moshi, Tanzania:

https://www.lutheranworld.org/blog/growing-church-encourages-stewardship-among-newly-confirmed-youth

You can also check out Gobal Young Reformers Network (GYRF)  for more information on what Lutheran Youth are doing around the world.