The devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is tremendous. Thousands are left without homes and basic necessities. We have members from our own congregation down in Texas helping with the Salvation Army for two weeks to provide some relief. However, between the two hurricanes relief efforts are stretched thin. If you are looking for ways to donate or be involved, the Lutheran disaster relief provides some great information. You can access its website here.
It was a cold and rainy day here in Oakdale, Saint Paul on Thursday, August 3 with a high of 64 degrees and a low of 54 degrees. That didn't stop members at Holy Cross Lutheran Church from going out! At 5pm, everyone boarded the bus and headed out to the Saint Paul Saints baseball game. The rain held off and everyone was able to enjoy a good time. During the seventh inning stretch, Marvin and his son Matt were able to go head to head in a match dressed as cows! Holy Cross Lutheran and Jim even had its and his name up on the scoreboard! Even though the Saints ended up losing to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, it was still a great experience and activity put on by our Men's Group here at the church. Stay tuned for more to come!