Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, March 22, 2024

36th Annual Hunger Walk

The 36th Annual Hunger Network Walk for Hunger and 5K Run registration site is up and running.

To register click HERE

  • Select “Register”
  • Click “Join a Team”
  • Go to page 2 or search “Hunger Warriors” in the search bar

The choices are Individual Walker or Team Captain for $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), Individual Runner for 5K at $40 with shirt, Family of 5 registration package $75 (t-shirts included), Individual Virtual Runner at $40 with t-shirt, Cheerleader at $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), or Volunteer for free at the event from 6:30 am to 11 am. Volunteers will also get a free day at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo.

Remember, there is a Pavilion table area of Free Gift Items from Walk for Hunger & 5K Run Presenting Sponsor Marycaresmuch and her Service Dog Chico José in Thanksgiving for your participation. Register Today!

Donate Food

As each of us and our families try to wisely find ways to serve God while becoming more like Jesus, God sends us messages of ways to help through friends, family, and food ads. Each one of us should be noticing some wonderful experiences in food ads recently. The Market District/Giant Eagle has a special sale on Wednesday, March 6; each shopper can purchase a limit of 3 boxes of 8.9 to 12 oz. of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, or Fruit Loops at 99 cents each with one’s Advantage Card while supplies last. Another Market District/Giant Eagle special is two Scott Comfort Plus Bath Tissue 12 Double Rolls or two Scott Paper Towels 6 Mega Rolls for $10. In addition, Marc’s has a special right now until March 5 of select varieties of Kellogg’s cereal at 8.8 to 18 ounces for $2.99 each. Many grocery and coupon specials are becoming available that can really benefit the 25 Food Programs that SPL Hunger Warriors helps.

SPL Hunger Warriors needs food item donations. Please click the button below to see what else needs to be donated!

View Essential Food Items Here

Community of Goodness

COG – Community Of Goodness – donations soared last week to a record of 705 donations…AMAZING – AWESOME – A MIRACLE. The hardest to obtain items/cans for this past month were Beef Stew, Chicken Breasts, and SPAM. Thank you COG members along with St. Paul Lutheran members and friends for your generosity and love in helping our neighbors.


Beginning this Sunday, March 24, we have the privilege of joining JESUS on His Passion Week Journey with Palm Sunday Services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake, 27993 Detroit Road, along with celebrating Communion with JESUS on Maundy Thursday, His passion filled Death on Good Friday, and HIS Dynamic Resurrection on EASTER Sunday.

On Good Friday, March 29, the TRE ORE from Noon until 3 pm is a service of meditation and reflection on SEVEN messages on the words of Christ from the cross. Please come for all or come and go during the seven individual, but connected services.

Set-Up for Easter Breakfast starts at 2 pm in the kitchen/cafeteria on Good Friday. You may join us at 3 pm if you want to stay for the entire TRE ORE.

March 24:

  • Palm Sunday – 8:15, 9:45 & 11am

March 28:

  • Maundy Thursday 12 & 7pm

March 29:

  • Tre Ore 12pm to 3pm (anytime)
  • Good Friday
    • 6:30pm Contemporary
    • 7:30pm Traditional

March 31:

  • Easter Sunday 9 & 11am *Traditional & Contemporary (Breakfast 10-11am)

SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends – Campaigns in 2024

  • January – Immanuel, Redeemer, Trinity
  • February – Parma, Trials For Hope, Church of the Ascension
  • March – Calvary Lutheran, New Covenant, St. John Nottingham Food Programs
  • April – St. Philips Our Daily Bread
  • May – Lorain Cooperative Ministry & Redeemer & Immanuel
  • June - Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland – 36th Annual Walk for Hunger – Zoo
  • July – Lakewood Community Service Center & North Ridgeville Community Care
  • August – Westlake Assistance Program & Faith Lutheran
  • September – Parma Hunger & Our Savior Mayfield Heights
  • October – Royal Redeemer & Zion Painesville & Christians In Action Olmsted Falls
  • November - Redeemer, Immanuel, & Trinity
  • December – Christ/Our Savior, & 300 each Center (Which Means that we need $7900 in December)

May the Joy, Love, and Peace of Jesus BLESS your week…God Bless Your Service for Jesus to Others…Remember, “HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!” Love in Christ, Mary & Chico