. . .you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. . .1 Peter 2:5
Thank you for giving to our ELCA Daily Bread Matching Grant!
Over $1,100 was received online to match our $500 grant from the ELCA World Hunger! Thank you to all who participated!! Your gifts will make a difference as we go forth with our reimagined Living Stones Fellowship. Watch here for more details on the new format for this monthly gathering for returning citizens to our community.
- Grand prize ($2,020) - Carol Swoyer, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
- 2nd prize ($202) - George Shanafelt, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olympia, WA
- 3rd prize (handmade quilt) - Verna Westman, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Centralia, WA
- 4th prize (handmade child-size quilt) - Judy Miller, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
- 5th prize (handmade Seahawks apron) - Holly Cattin, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
- 6th prize (handmade tote bag) - Ann Jaeger, Christ Lutheran Church, Federal Way, WA
Note: the non-cash prizes were all created by the men of Living Stones.
As always, THANK YOU!
"2M at 3" - find out what's happening with our Living Stones men
Check-in via Zoom - the second Monday of every month at 3 p.m.
As we continue to find ways to minister to our men despite the pandemic, you are invited to a monthly check-in with other supporters of Living Stones to hear the latest on what's happening inside, have your questions answered, and join in prayer for this special ministry. Please contact Sandi at LivingStonesAssistant@outlook.com for Zoom link.
COVID-19 response at Washington Corrections Center
At this time, all visitation has been suspended at all correctional facilities in Washington. Our weekly Saturday evening worship with the men of Living Stones will not happen until further notice. Please pray for the health and safety of our WCC men and the staff, as well as all in our community. May our God of hope give us peace in these days.
Suspended for now …………...
During this time of “stay at home” and until WCC lifts visiting restrictions, the following activities have been put on hold until further notice:
· All Saturday night worship visitations
· Most in-person Sunday morning preaching engagements (Pastor Chris is available to join you virtually!)
· Monthly Sunday evening gatherings of Living Stones Fellowship
Please check back here to stay updated with our ministry. For more info, please contact Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pastor Chris Ode serves as the pastor of Living Stones. Please pray for him and our men as they grow together in God's love and grace in this ministry.
You are invited to join Pr. Chris and the Living Stones community for Saturday night worship. Contact Sandi at LivingStonesAssistant@outlook.com to schedule a date.
Get the latest news about our Living Stones ministry! Once a month we send out an e-announcement via MailChimp. Click here to be added to the mailing list. (For "Group," please use your congregation's name and city. If you're not a member of a congregation, just leave blank.)
Fall 2020 Raffle ticket sales are taking place through Nov. 1 with the drawing to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Contact Sandi at email@example.com for more details.