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Zion Lutheran celebrates 25 years of ELCA
Zion Lutheran Church kids show off the bags filled with school supplies to be sent to kids around the world. - photo by Photo courtesy of David Harris

On Sept. 8, Zion Lutheran Church joined together with the 4 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in nearly 10,000 congregations to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ELCA.  At Zion, this opportunity was used to serve school children around the world by making and filling 70 school kits. 

The project began when Zion’s "Quilting Angels" ministry donated materials and created the drawstring school bags.  Baskets of colorful school bags were placed in the church and Zion members and friends began to fill them with supplies needed by children around the world to attend school. 

Once the bags were filled and packed in boxes, they were transported to the Lutheran World Relief distribution center in Maryland.