A special offering collection was taken this past weekend at St. Andrew’s to benefit St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS). Due to the continued ramifications of the global financial crisis and exchange rate fluctuations, StARS was forced to delay the start of the next school term and temporarily reduce salaries. Special gifts can be given to StARS by using a special offering envelope at St. Andrew’s or by mailing a contribution to ELCA-Global Mission, Global Gifts, Attn. Twila Schock, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631. Please label your check with “St. Andrew’s Refugee Services” on the memo line. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks for your support!