New England Synod
Bishop Jim Hazelwood
New England Synod Office: 20 Upland Street, Worcester, MA 01607-7624
St. Ansgar marches in Southern Maine Pride Parade
On June 18, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland, Maine, marched once again in the Southern Maine Pride parade and staffed a booth at the festival. As in past years, they handed out dog treats along the parade route and made up 150 bags of homemade dog treats to give away. (with a parish flyer and RIC info in each bag). This year, the bags of treats were distributed by St. Ansgar kids, dressed as their favorite super heroes. A total of 25 parishioners marched and staffed the booth at the festival -- a wonderful witness to the ministry of welcoming.