And the winner is . . . .
Thank you to all of our congregations of the SWWA synod who sold tickets to this year's "Where would YOU go?" raffle. Almost $11,000 was raised! All proceeds support and benefit Living Stones Prison Congregation. The winning ticket was drawn at the SWWA synod assembly by Bishop Rick Jaech. Congratulations to the winner: Pastor Denise Arnold of Faith Lutheran Church in Elma! She and her husband Pastor Norm Arnold will now begin planning their trip with their Costco travel voucher prize. We look forward to seeing photos and hearing stories. Have fun!
Again, THANK YOU to all who continue to support our Living Stones men through your raffle participation, your other financial gifts, your backpack and clothing donations, your worship attendance - and, most of all, through your prayers for the men and this ministry. Your partnership is appreciated.
. . .you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. . .1 Peter 2:5
This ministry is what the gospel is for" – [first-time volunteer]
Click here to view a video created by Washington Corrections and to read more about this ministry.
Living Stones Prison Congregation offers a Word and Sacrament ministry to incarcerated men. We are a member of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and exist inside the walls of the prison in Shelton, WA. Every Saturday evening we meet for worship and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
These men know their need of God, celebrate God's redemptive gift, and actively seek God's will for their lives. You are invited to participate in this ministry through prayer, worship, financial support, and/or our transition program. This is truly a joint ministry... We're All In This Together!
Please browse the website and prayerfully consider becoming God's instrument of love with our brothers behind bars. Only God's love can heal the pain and break the cycle of harm pervading our communities. Thank God, God is able!
The peace of the Lord Jesus be with you always!
Have a glimpse of heaven through this video.
Pastor Chris Ode serves as the pastor of Living Stones. Please pray for him and our men as they grow together in God's love and grace in this ministry.
You are invited to join Pr. Chris and the Living Stones community for Saturday night worship. Contact Sandi at LivingStonesAssistant@outlook.com to schedule a date.
Get the latest news about our Living Stones ministry! Once a month we send out an e-announcement via MailChimp. Click here to be added to the mailing list. (For "Group," please use your congregation's name and city. If you're not a member of a congregation, just leave blank.)