Zion supports school programs with donations

The deacons at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, along with Pastor Doug Rokke, recently presented North Iowa Community School with $4,000 in donations to be used for the hot lunch program and shoes for kids in need. From left are: North Iowa Supt. Cory Myer, Pastor Doug Rokke, Zion Council President Harlan Asmus, Deacon Carolyn Skogen, Deacon Dean Andersen, and North Iowa Elementary Secretary Sheryl Davids.

     Children at North Iowa Community School will benefit from more than $4,000 in donations given by Zion Lutheran Church in Rake.

     The Zion Board of Deacons decided to raise money to help local kids as a project for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, which is a day of service organized by congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The deacons contacted elementary secretary Sheryl Davids to find out ways they could help kids in the community, and they decided to raise money for the hot lunch program and for purchasing shoes for children in need.

     The deacons held two special offerings to raise money for these causes, and the Zion Lutheran Church Council agreed to match all money raised dollar for dollar to help with the project. In total, the church raised $2,084 for the hot lunch program at the school and $2,006 for purchasing shoes.

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