welsl for nigeriaA children’s sermon launched our healthcare campaign idea last Sunday as we began Lent. Children were offered a bottle filled with dirty water to remind them how important clean water is to each one of us. Bottles were then handled out to the congregation by a show of hands. People were challenged then to cut the tops off the bottles and to bring them back weekly.

Then, each week at worship (during of the sharing of the peace until the end of April) people are invited to bring back their dirty water bottles filled with change (or bills) in buckets placed in our aisle, by reflecting on the use of water and how fortunate our water supply is. Lent will be our time to think on these contents of dirty water throughout the week as we gather change and bills together. Hope this spurs and launches others.

Pastor Dan Ankerfelt, Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church