The most recent vandalism came on June 26 when congregation members found all the glass and candle holders around the prayer station in the sanctuary were broken and the cushions on every pew, all the choir chairs, and the pastor’s chair were slashed by a box cutter or knife.
Quilts and prayer blankets from our Community and Sisters’ congregations were sent to help cover damaged pews and to wrap love around the community of Bethlehem Lutheran.
Now, Bethlehem Lutheran is repairing their pews and giving the quilts and prayer blankets away to those who need them.
“The beautiful quilts given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church with love have warmed us with embraces from congregations all over the country.
As our pews undergo repairs, we will now send the quilts into service for others, preparing them to ship off to various organizations including Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Social Services/NCA, The Lamb Center, Project Linus, and Hurricane Florence Relief” (Bethlehem Lutheran website).