The church offering goes toward community outreach programs.
OH (Toledo News Now) – Someone made off with the offering at Mt. Zion Lutheran
Church on Nebraska Sunday.
Steve Schmeling of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church said the thief got away with
anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000 donated by faithful members of the church.
Although this robbery won't halt the church's holiday outreach, it may slow it
church offerings gathered each week also go toward funding the school and the
food pantry that the church runs.
pastor said the money disappeared after the Sunday morning service, but despite
getting away with the cash, he said the thieves didn't steal the spirit of
giving. People from other churches, as well as Mt. Zion, have donated money to
fill in the gaps.
makes me feel wonderful," Schmeling said. "It just exemplifies the giving that
takes place at Christmas. First of all done by our savior, and second of all
something that we can follow up on and give to others, too."
information on who is responsible for the theft should be shared by calling
Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
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