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Jesus, A New Bus, and Haircuts

Special Giving Appeal – Ministry in Motion – Our Goal is 50k
Jesus, a New Bus, and Haircuts


I’m excited to let the congregation know about two very important ministries. And I’m hopeful that we can raise $50,000 over the next few months to fund them through a Special Giving Appeal.

First, we are in need of a new bus. Actually, we are purchasing a used bus, but one that is much newer and in better shape than our old one. As you know, Wednesdays are big at Gloria Dei. We have 163 children in Church School on Wednesdays and another 171 in confirmation. Of these Wednesday students, 91 are making use of the bus ministry. Every Wednesday afternoon, Gloria Dei picks up Elementary and Middle School kids from school and brings them to church for activities, dinner, and worship. This is an essential ministry and so we need to fund this new bus.

Secondly, you may have heard already about the Gloria Dei Haircut Trailer. Gloria Dei is spearheading a Mission and Outreach project to offer free haircuts to those in need in the Sioux Falls community.

The trailer is complete with heat and air-conditioning, a curb-side step entrance, a handicapped accessible ramp in the rear, and LED lighting. We still need to outfit it with hair salon chairs, a hair washing station, a portable generator, fresh and greywater tanks, and all the equipment necessary to provide a quality haircut to those in need.

This mobile hair salon is about more than free haircuts. This about Dignity. It’s about being made in God’s Image. And it’s about sharing God’s Grace. Every one of God’s children longs for dignity. Every one of God’s children longs to know the grace and good news of Christ. The mobile hair salon will find its place in the Sioux Falls community wherever there is a need to offer dignity, image, and grace through free haircuts.

So Gloria Dei, we have two great opportunities. A New Bus and a Haircut Trailer.

For these “Ministry in Motion” projects we are attempting to raise a total of $50,000. I ask that you pray about these ministries and see if God puts it on your heart to give. The giving is a special appeal, which means it is over and above your regular financial giving.

I invite everyone to participate, whether it be five dollars or 5000 dollars, we all can feel good about supporting these two very important projects. We are all making a difference sharing the love of Jesus in so many ways. Please give as you are able to this Ministry in Motion Appeal.

Ways to Give:
  • Visit www.gloriadei-sd.org/giveonline and click the ‘Donate Now’ button, make sure the ‘Ministry in Motion’ fund is selected.
  • Check or cash marked ‘Ministry in Motion’ in offering plate or delivered to Gloria Dei.

One more thing! Be reminded that our Gloria Dei Annual Meeting is on Sunday, January 26, at 11:45 in the Fellowship Hall. The 2019 Annual Report will be emailed by January 16.
In ministry together with you,

Pastor Tim

P.S. For worship this weekend please read Matthew chapter 3.

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