Church in Odessa is collecting donations of school supplies, clothes and food; hosting a quilting circle and offering a dinner trip for seniors

Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 505 Osbourne St., Odessa, has announced dates to remember and ways to get involved in August.

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

School supply donations

The due date for all school supply and backpack donations is Sunday, Aug. 6. That same day we will have a blessing of these contributions during the worship service before they are sorted, packed and ready to be sent to the Southern New Castle Neighborhood House to be distributed to kids who need a helping hand.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, we will have a blessing for all teachers, students, aides and anyone else who’s job is related to education

Grocery Club

Grocery sorting will be Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Grocery distribution will be Thursday, Aug. 17, 3:30-5 p.m.

This month we are in need of cereal/oatmeal and canned protein

OWLS dinner

Mark you calendars for Tuesday evening, Aug. 22. The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors) will be having dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Skipjack Dining where they will also listen to the great piano music of our own Duane Dillard.

Quilting Circle

New members are welcome in the Tree of Life Lutheran Church Quilting Circle!

Join the Quilting Circle at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month.

Quilts are shipped to the world's most desperate locations for distribution where the need is greatest.

Clothing drive

Tree of Life is having a clothing drive. If you have any clean, gently used, unwanted clothing— men’s, women’s, children’s of any size, color, season—bring it to Tree of Life.

We will be collecting clothing over the next several months and this fall we will have a clothing give-away … a chance for people in need to stop by the church on designated dates to find items they may need from the items donated

For more info

To contact Tree of Life Lutheran Church, write to P.O. Box 64, Odessa, DE 19730-0064, call (302) 378-3345, email, see the website or Facebook page at