‘God’s Work, Our Hands’: Lutheran church gives parishioners checks

The Deacon's Bench | 10/21/2019 | Staff
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From Cincinnati, here’s something different:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member Katie Zink sat up in the balcony with most of the tween-age kids as usual the day the “big announcement” was revealed.

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Church staff had kept their secret since June. Even Zink’s husband, who is on the staff, would not tell her what the excitement was about.

Senior Pastor Heidi Johns began by asking one member from each family to come up and grab an envelope.

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“As soon as [Johns] said that, and I think within 10 seconds, there were the kids from each family running forward, ready to get their envelope,” Zink said. “And I think it’s cool because kids sometimes show what we’re feeling inside, because they don’t have the inhibition.”

Some members of the Kenwood church had shown up in the...
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