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Operation Turkey Sandwich

By Sue Sprang While most of us enjoy not working on holidays (especially Thanksgiving and Christmas), more and more workers are finding themselves at their jobs as stores, restaurants, cinemas, and other non-essential businesses open their doors on those special days. Kristen Wilson (Peace Lutheran Church, South Haven) was a member at St. James, Jackson, […]

Young boxers find self-worth

By Sue Sprang SAGINAW – Many churches across our synod have after-school or summer programs for children and youth, ranging from music, tutoring, recreation, and child care to art, learning, hands-on activities, crafts – and more. But one congregation is probably unique in offering boxing. Zion Lutheran Church, Saginaw, plays host to The Saginaw Boxing […]

The value of a penny

By Sue Sprang JACKSON – Water. For most Americans it’s a take-for-granted commodity. We drink it, cook with it, brew coffee and tea in it. We use it for bathing, recreation, brushing our teeth, irrigation, laundry, washing our dishes and our cars, running through sprinklers on hot summer days, dousing fires, ice cubes to cool […]