We have a wonderful opportunity to bless others as we serve in Jesus’ Name!
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
James 2:15 – 17
This winter will – like all Iowa winters – be cold. This winter clothing/outerwear drive will be a blessing to local kids and families to get through the bitter temperatures. Zion is partnering with 5 Loaves for their outerwear drive.
From now until November 5th, please bring new or gently used clothing, such as hats & gloves, scarves & socks, winter coats, snow pants, waterproof boots, or blankets. A large collection box provided by 5 Loaves is in the narthex just outside the sanctuary. Distribution will take place Nov 9th at 9am. If you need help with delivering your outerwear, please contact Pastor Brian.
Whether you help with this outerwear drive, or pursue good works at your job, in your home, or elsewhere, make sure to do so trusting in Jesus! It is only through His atoning sacrifice that our works can be accepted by God, as even our evangelical obedience is justified in Christ’s righteousness and sanctified by His Spirit. Please pray for the individuals who will receive these articles of clothing; intercede for other Christians, that God would motivate them to generously give; and request that God’s Name would be glorified in Garner through this opportunity!