This past Sunday, June 18, the Hellertown Lions Club presented Mountainview Moravian Church with a check totaling $1,500 for their Clothing Ministry, which distributes donations of new and gently-used clothing free of charge, no questions asked, to local families in need.
During a recent Lions club meeting, Pastor Jodie L. Harney, along with Beth Seibel and Janet Diehl presented their mission that the church started for the community.
The Hellertown Lions Club said in a news release that they hope that with their donation the Mountainview Clothing Ministry will continue to prosper and benefit those in need.
“During this church service, we were blessed to hear a sermon by Pastor Harney that encompassed many of the feelings, we as Lions members and community need to experience,” Lions member and past president David Heintzelman said.
Excerpts from Pastor Harney’s sermon can be found below.
The Hellertown Lions Club meets at Braveheart Highland Pub, 430 Main St., Hellertown on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Mountainview Moravian Church’s summer worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.
“Go out from this place full of God’s love and grace and do something amazing. You do not need a master’s degree in divinity to go out and do this. Go out into the world and tell people that you are praying for them. Go out into the world and give of your abundance to help others. Go out into the world and visit the sick and imprisoned, feed the hungry and give a drink to the thirsty. But here’s the kicker…the people you want to help, may not be willing to receive your help. Be patient with them and the time will come for you to help them.”
“We are all humans and other than the shade of our skin, we are all the same. Sure, some of us have artificial pieces, but we are all God’s children sent out to spread His love and grace with those we come in contact with. It is not our job to pass judgment on anyone. It is not up to us to determine who is worthy of our help. It is not us to us to decide if someone deserves God’s love. We are to love and care for each other so much that we cannot remember who we like and who we don’t. When we are members of the body of Christ are able to come together and serve our brothers and sisters in the world without worrying whether or not they deserve it, we are fulfilling God’s call to feed the hungry, visit the sick, give clothing to the naked and to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. Believe that there is good in the world and take it one step further, be the good in the world.”