This is the banner picture for the website for St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moore Oklahoma. On the site I found this –
Our church building is in tact, as is our school. Our school children were in designated tornado “safe rooms” during the storm. Our staff and children were safe during the storm, however some families found their homes were extensively damaged.
We do have members of our congregation and school who have had extensive damage. We have appreciated all offers of help and prayer this week as we assess needs and match donations with immediate needs.
I understand that they are becoming something of a shelter and I am sure the LCMS Mercy arm will be in touch. This from our President –
You can help support your Synod’s disaster response relief effort by contributing today to LCMS Disaster Response. The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of the LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, said, “The needs are going to be huge. We don’t know yet the extent of what they will be, but, by the grace of God, we will be there to respond with the love and mercy of Christ to help those affected by the tornado to regain some sense of normality.”When the 6,200 congregations of the Synod respond, together we make an enormous difference by bringing our resources to bear where people are hurting. (Download a letter of encouragement I’ve written for our LCMS members and congregations here
.)Now is the time to help. Support those in need by:
- Making a donation online at http://www.lcms.org/give/disaster.
- Mailing checks payable to “The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod” (with a memo line or note designating “LCMS Disaster Relief”) to The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861.
- Calling toll-free 888-930-4438 (8:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday).