HURRICANE HARVEY: At least 161 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations are in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the floods, and the Synod stands with those in need through prayer and support. LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through Disaster Response, is working with the Texas District to support relief efforts and to aid those in need. For the next several weeks we will be taking a free-will offering to be sent to LCMS Disaster Relief to help those affected by the hurricane and floods. Should you wish to donate, please make your check payable to “West Portal Lutheran Church” and note “Hurricane Relief” in the memo portion of the check. To assist our offering counters and to be sure that your donation is properly credited, please use a separate check and envelope from your regular offering check and envelope.