January 15, 2014

65+ Years of Mission Suppers

Each fall, Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church gears up for our annual Mission Supper held on the third Saturday in October serving over 400 people.  The menu is sausage, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, apple sauce, zweibach and pie.  When I asked some older members how long this tradition has been going on, they paused and said “Well, this was already going on when we were still in the old church that burned down.”  That church burned down in 1948!  For over 65 years Hoffnungsau Mennonite has been raising funds for various mission opportunities.  In 2013 we raised over $8,500 for Mennonite Disaster Service Region III.

     –submitted by Pastor Cleo Koop (hmc@lrmutual.com, 620-585-6733)

          Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, KS

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