Oklahoma City Zone Fall Fest
September 30, 2017
The OKC Zone Fall Fest was held at Messiah, Oklahoma City, on Saturday, September 30. Ladies of Messiah worked hard to arrange for the event, and they were assisted by St. Mark’s and Holy Trinity, Edmond, and Cristo Rey, OKC.
Registration was 69, which included four pastors. Seven ladies led Bible study groups, and many assisted with registration, Gifts from the Heart, Lutheran World Relief boxes, LWML Store, and lunch. (The Mexican chef salad served in crispy tortilla bowls drew raves from nearly everyone!)
District President Dianna spoke to the group, as did Melissa and Mela Sullivan, a mother-daughter duo who felt called to help with Vacation Bible School in Alaska after hearing of Dianna’s work there. They were blessed to serve on the team with her this year. Pastor Jonathan Meyer told of his trip to Germany where he sang in a choir of Lutheran pastors. He had many stories and pictures to share.
The Mite offering taken during opening worship totaled $610. After all expenses were covered, $380 was remitted to District. A door offering was taken for Joel Bieber, who delivered the LWR boxes to Wichita on October 3. His gift totaled $100. Store receipts totaled $338.50.
Recipients for Gifts from the Heart were Peppers Ranch, Citizens Caring for Children, and Oklahoma County Senior Nutrition. A total of 1,425 items were gathered including children’s books, clothing, toiletries, paper goods, towels and washcloths, nonperishable foods, and miscellaneous items. Cash and gift cards totaled $125.
Joel Bieber and two helpers loaded LWR boxes at Messiah and Holy Trinity on Monday afternoon, October 2. OKC Zone totals are as follows: 247 quilts, 120 health kits, 220 school kits, 25 fabric kits, 124 layettes, 111 pounds of soap for a grand total of 2,357 pounds. Additional boxes were brought from Lawton and Kingfisher Zones. ~Myrna Lou Meyer, Oklahoma City Zone President