Living Stones Welcomes You

And the winner is . . .

Thank you to all of our congregations of the SWWA synod who sold tickets to this spring's "Where would YOU go?" raffle.  Almost $13,000 was raised!  All proceeds support and benefit Living Stones Ministries. 

The winning ticket was drawn in the synod office by Rev. Melanie Wallschlaeger, Director for Evangelical Mission.  Congratulations to the winner: Gina Renzema of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington!  She and her husband Richard will now begin planning their trip with the Costco travel voucher prize.  We look forward to seeing your photos and hearing your stories.  Have fun!

Again, THANK YOU to all who continue to support our Living Stones men through your raffle participation, your other financial gifts, your backpack and clothing donations, your worship attendance - and most of all, through your prayers for the men and this ministry.  Your partnership is appreciated.

(pictured above with Pastor Melanie: Jim Shanafelt, board treasurer, and Teresa Jackson, board chair.)

This ministry is what the gospel is for" [first-time volunteer]

Click here to view a video created by Washington Corrections and to read more about this ministry.

Living Stones Prison Congregation offers a Word and Sacrament ministry to incarcerated men. We are a member of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and exist inside the walls of the prison in Shelton, WA.  Every Saturday evening we meet for worship and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

These men know their need of God, celebrate God's redemptive gift, and actively seek God's will for their lives. You are invited to participate in this ministry through prayer, worship, financial support, and/or our transition program. This is truly a joint ministry... We're All In This Together!

Please browse the website and prayerfully consider becoming God's instrument of love with our brothers behind bars. Only God's love can heal the pain and break the cycle of harm pervading our communities. Thank God, God is able!

The peace of the Lord Jesus be with you always!

Have a glimpse of heaven through this video.


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