At weekend worship services on February 15 – 16, Lutheran Church Charities was the Featured Mission Partner at Prince of Peace in Palatine, Illinois. Deb Baran, Kathy O’Day (LCC Staff), Jim Beckley, Co-Lead of the Palatine Lutheran Early Response Team (L.E.R.T.), and Barb Granado, handler of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hannah were present to share information about how LCC Ministries including Human Care, Disaster Response & Palatine L.E.R.T., and K-9 Ministries serve communities locally and in times of crisis and disaster.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs JoJo (Living Christ – Arlington Heights, Illinois), Hannah (LCC Staff), Myra (St. Andrews – Park Ridge, Illinois), and Susie (St. Peter – Arlington Heights, Illinois) were present to visit with members and guests. The K-9s also made a special visit to all of the POP Children’s Ministry classrooms to talk about how they comfort and help others in need.