We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses
Maysville held its third annual Oktoberfest on August 9 and10, 2013.
St. Luke’s set up a booth serving hot dogs and drinks to raise money for Christian Books at the Maysville Public Library.
Maysville held its second annual Oktoberfest on August 10 and11, 2012.
Here is a press release sent to the Ledger independent and published on August 11:
How a hot dog can help teach a child about Jesus
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were books available to school age children who could improve their reading skills and learn about Jesus’ love for them?” With that question, the idea sprang to life of how to make the dream a reality.
At the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Maysville this weekend, August 10 and 11, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, will be selling hot dogs, chips and a soda pop for $3.00. “We have been blessed that all our costs have been covered by anonymous donations and 100% of all money collected will go to buying Christian books for the Mason County Public Library,” says Angie Ross, leader of children’s ministries at St. Luke’s and champion of this service project.
“Angie came up with the idea of this service project when she was searching through the hundreds, and hundred, of books cataloged by the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used in the Mason County School system, and found that there were no books about Jesus available,” said Fr. Bob Hudson, Rector at St. Luke’s. “She then enlisted the help of her sisters in The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross and they agreed to take on this need as a community service project, and use St. Luke’s presence at Oktoberfest to enable the whole community to get involved.” An initial donation of books to the library has already been made, and graciously received by Melissa Fulton, the Children’s Librarian.
In addition to 100% of the money received this weekend through food sales going to buy Christian books for the public library, donations will also be received with the opportunity to purchase a book and have a bookplate included in honor or memory of someone special.
So, come on downtown Friday evening or Saturday, have a hot dog and help teach a child about Jesus.
St. Lukes had a booth, and we sold ice cream floats, bakery products and shade grown free trade coffee from Rwanda. It was a good opportunity to let the public know who we are.
These pictures were taken at Maysville’s First Oktoberfest on August 12-13, 2011