In the Community

Asera Care Hospice
Volunteer to sew MEMORY BEARS for their patient’s families. The bears are made from the clothing of loved ones who have passed. They will be given to the families as a way to keep a memory to hold and to have on display forever.

For the knitters, quilters, and sewers: Volunteer to make blankets and/or lap robes that will provide comfort, warmth, and extra love during their time in hospice care. Blankets and lap robes are given to the patients when they first become a part of hospice care.

For more information: Contact Brittany Zuk, volunteer coordinator at 610-336-0711 or email her at:

Animal Blood Bank
Did you know your DOG can donate blood?
That’s right! Blood is needed for animals for the same reason as humans. Your dog could save another pet’s life!

There are only a few requirements which the wonderful staff can explain. Your dog will love the food given when the donation is complete; just as we get cookies and other goodies in the canteen when we give. Your dog will also receive other surprises.

Where? Valley Central Emergency Veterinary Hospital, 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall.

For more information or to make an appointment: Contact Kim Rohrbach at 610-435-5588 x 110 or visit their website at
– Tell them Snoop, 19 pint donor, (owner Gail Fullman) sent you.

Blankets for Camp Noah
Camp Noah, designed and directed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and sponsored by Lutheran Congregational Services, is a fun-filled, faith-based, week long day camp for children, from 1st through 6th grade, who have experienced disaster or trauma. Camp Noah offers the structure, connectedness, and play that children need to build resiliency and hope. You can help by making and donating tied fleece blankets. Blankets can be dropped off at the LCS office located in our parish house at 1923 Hanover Avenue. For instructions on making a fleece blankets, see the September issue of the Parish Visitor.

Blood Bank – Donations are always needed.
Call Miller-Keystone Blood Center at 610-691-5850 for an appointment or set up an account on their website,, and do your own scheduling. You may also visit their website at for more information, donor restrictions, locations, and other information.
– St Peter’s quota is 18 pints per year.

Goodies are needed for blood donors.  St Peter’s Social Ministry Committee provides refreshments (cookies) for blood donors the first Monday of each month.  Donated cookies should be dropped off in the kitchen the Sunday before the first Monday of the month. The next drop off dates are Sunday, July 3, for Monday, July 4, distribution and Sunday, July 31, for Monday, August 1, distribution.

Calendar Pictures
The Adult Sunday School class is seeking donations of old/used calendar pictures. Please drop off in Room 203 any Sunday morning during Sunday School.

Coats, Hats, and Gloves for Kids
Last winter, the Allentown School District put out an urgent call for children’s coats, hats, and gloves. as your children grow out of their clothing or as you clean out your closets,, please set whatever you have aside, wash it, and bring it to church. We will make sure your clothing gets to our local schools so that our children are warm for the winter. You may also purchase and donate new items.

Crossroads is a Day Shelter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Crossroads is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Crossroads also serves breakfast Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM.
The following contributions are always welcomed:
Coffee, Hot Chocolate, tea Bags, Creamer, Sugar
Granola Bars, Snacks, Cracker Packets, Fruit (fresh or individual cups)
Socks, Adult Back Packs, Hand/Tea Warmers, Coffee Cups
Rubber Gloves (Large or Extra Large), Zip Loc Bags
Monetary Contributions

Food Bank
Monetary donations to the Food Bank are always welcome. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off any Sunday morning and placed in the shopping cart in the East Narthex or in the church office during business hours.
Food Bank Monthly Emphasis

Month Food Emphasis
January Soup
February Peanut Butter and Jelly
March Cereal, hot or cold
April Canned Fruit and Canned Vegetables
May Jello and Pudding
June Juice and Juice Mixes
July Peanut Butter & Jelly
August Canned Meats (Spam, Tuna, etc.)
September Canned Fruit and Canned Vegetables
October Spaghetti Sauce and Pasta
November Canned Meats
December Baby Food

Food Bank for Pets
Some families sacrifice food for themselves so they can feed their pets.  Pets are not an extravagance. They bring more happiness to a family. Please consider donating pet food. We currently send donated food to The Sanctuary at Haafsville.

Ritter School – A new school year has started. The school children at Ritter Elementary School on Allentown’s east side are in need of school supplies and uniforms. An envelop designated for School Supplies and Uniforms was in the last Parish newsletter. Place school supplies under the table in the east narthex.

Smiles by Sarah
SCS is teaming with Smiles by Sarah to provide school supplies throughout the year to Allentown School District. We encourage you to purchase a school supply each time you shop or each month. Pencils, colored pencils, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, and school bags are items that are needed throughout the year. Place your items in the bin in the East Narthex marked Smiles by Sarah.

Smiles by Sarah was started by a group of family and friends in memory of Sarah Kuti Frankenfield. The group collects the school supplies and distributes them bringing smiles to the faces of the children receiving the supplies.

Sharing Life Program
As part of your self-denial for Lent, which begins March 6, please consider assisting the “Sharing Life” program held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. The items they have requested are simple and include: Combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Men’s: body wash, deodorant, white socks, gloves, Women’s: body wash, deodorant, fuzzy slipper socks.

Containers for these items are on the table in the east narthex.

Redner’s Register receipts SAVE-A-TAPE Program
(Do not cut the bottom off the Redner’s receipt.)

Campbells “Labels for Education”

Aluminum tabs from Soda Cans