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“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink.  I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me.  I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me.  I assure you, as often as you did it for …

Welcoming Afghan Refugees Read More »

We continue to have a wonderful week serving and playing on The North Shore. Camp House has been wonderful hosts- great staff, boats, fat tire bikes, a fun lake and pontoon, and sweet and holy campfire worship each night where we explored what it means that Jesus is the light of the world! We spent …

Middle School Mission Trip Part 2. Read More »

All 16 of us arrived to Camp House in Brimson, MN on Sunday evening after a day of traveling and adventures in Duluth. We have Camp House all to ourselves (and are being welcomed well by their staff-3 adult humans, 1 dog named Izze and 3 chickens). The group is loving the water front boats, …

Middle School Mission Trip-We’re HERE! Read More »

To start the day we went for a long drive around Estill County -way up in the mountains- and learned a lot about the community here.. After that we went hiking to Anglin Falls, we had a short but hard hike up a hill with many steep and at some times slippery boulders. At the …

Kentucky Day 4! Read More »

Today was our second service day! We woke up early and ate lots of pop tarts. Very yummy. We headed back to Roy’s house to finish the insulation. It was pink and fluffy and saw many mice friends (We’ll let you think about dead or alive). One was named Ron. We also cut up some …

Real Day 3!!/ High School Mission Trip 2021 Read More »

Today, our group woke up early to eat a quick breakfast and pack lunches before setting off on our first day of service work! Our guide, Kevin, introduced us to Roy, an Estill County native whose house was damaged by flooding earlier this year. The insulation below his floor was almost completely washed away or …

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Today was the first day on our mission trip! We went on many adventures! We hiked at Natural Bridge State Park and saw beautiful views. Last night, we saw a snake slithering and we all screamed and ran away. It was scary! Jeremy was strong in the face of fear. He is fearless! Later in …

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It’s taken a lot of reflection to write this post. How do I summarize an entire summer of service into just a handful of paragraphs? There are so many blessings that have come with this position as a summer intern with Open Table. I am beyond grateful to have been able to spend the last …

Reflections from the Open Table Summer Intern: Sara Holmes Read More »

By Cindy Martenson and Vicki Erickson Introducing Tammy Moses and Elissa Marble Tammy Moses is the Director of Youth Programs in Mankato and Rochester.  She has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.  Tammy came to LSS in Minnesota in 2007 after spending 18 years at LSS in Illinois.    As …

Drop in Center Q & A with LSS Youth Services Rochester Read More »

Big Changes, Big ChallengesBy Sarah Lichty, Director of Mission In 2019, Zumbro Lutheran Church committed to hiring a Director of Mission (that’s me) as Open Table sought to expand to another night. August we expanded our service to include a Wednesday night meal at the Salvation Army at least twice a month. We hired out …

Celebrating Open Table Part III Read More »

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