Critical Food Pantry Ministry
Following this week’s devastating fire at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexander, AR, senior pastor Rev. Michael Schleider reports that the congregation’s top priority is to continue operation of its community Food Pantry Ministry with as little disruption as possible. Zion’s food storage facilities and critical equipment for the Food Pantry Ministry (refrigerators, freezers, etc.) were destroyed in Monday’s fire, along with the original chapel and the church/pastor’s offices. With the academic year ending this week, Zion’s plan is to temporarily run the Food Pantry Ministry out of the school facility. However, this will require the immediate replacement of large capacity refrigerators, freezers and other equipment. On behalf of Zion Lutheran Church, the Mid-South District asks congregations to help meet this need by sharing your generous support.
Donations to help sustain Zion Lutheran’s Food Pantry Ministry may be sent to
Mid-South District, LCMS / 1675 Wynne Road / Cordova, TN 38016
Payable to “Mid-South District,” designated for “Disaster Relief”
We give thanks to God that no one was injured in this event and that the church’s main sanctuary, school and fellowship hall were not damaged. Working together and with God’s grace, we can also ensure that the tragedy does not impact Zion’s Food Pantry Ministry as it seeks to feed both the bodies and souls of people in the Alexander community.
Please continue to keep the Zion Lutheran Church family in your prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ +
Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola, President
Mid-South District — LCMS