For the 27th consecutive year Salem Lutheran Church and School was filled with the wonderful aroma of home baked cookies and candies. It all happened on Friday, December 5th. Members of Salem are asked to bake their favorite cookies, rolls, or make candy or other treats. The cafeteria in our annex is transformed into a beautifully decorated room with all the cookies displayed on platters or decorated dishes. While the event was about cookies, our guests were reminded of the true meaning of Christmas with a display of a stable, a manger, and the baby Jesus.
Guests are given a hinged box and a plastic glove as they enter and walk around the tables choosing the goodies which make their mouths water. Inflation has not affected the price of our cookies. As they did 27 years ago, they still sell for $5.00 a pound. While this event is sponsored by the Guild, many ladies and men from our congregation participate in this project.
Each year prior to the Cookie Walk the Guild determines the recipients of our profits. This year the following were chosen: $100 to the Emergency Fund of Salem; the remaining $2,500 equally divided between Salem School’s new reading curriculum, supporting refurbishing the stained glass windows moved from our old church building to our new sanctuary, and contributing toward the pastoral studies of a a student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. Thank you to all who participated. Christmas blessings and we look forward to seeing you the first Friday in December of 2015.
Our Guild is a member of the national Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. The mission goal of this organization for 2013- 2015 is $l,830,000. Lutheran women from all over the world fill mite boxes with their spare change to fund these mission projects.