The Shepherd's Staff
Call for Coats

Help The Shepherd's Staff reach its goal of 250 NEW COAT DONATIONS!!

NEW coats will be collected throughout the month of October only

  • Coats must be NEW with tags (Used coats will not be accepted this year due to COVID restrictions)

  • All sizes:  Children - Adult

NEW coats will be accepted at the 30 Carroll Street location by appointment only

Call 410-857-5944 to schedule drop-off

(There will be no offsite drop off locations this year)

Please do not leave donations outside of building

(Donations left unattended will need to be disposed of)

Coats can be purchased locally or from an Amazon Wishlist at 


Operation Christmas Child

It’s time for Operation Christmas Child (A Project of Samaritan’s Purse) and St. Ben’s would like to participate in this project as part of our 2020 Holiday Outreach.


For the past 25 years, Operation Christmas Child has been collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivering them to children in need around the world.  Each box is an opportunity for a boy or a girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the gospel.


As with all things in 2020, the collection looks a bit different.  Samaritan’s Purse has added the online option “Build-a-Box.” With just a few clicks, you can pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift online. Simply select toys and other fun items you’d like to include from the collection, and personalize your gift with your own letter and photo (optional). Samaritan’s Purse will pack the gift for you and send it on its way for a suggested donation of just $25.


  1. Go to www.samaritanspurse.com/buildabox

  2. Click on Build a Shoe Box Online – Girl or Boy – Age Group

    1. Start Building – You pick the items you want in the box

    2. Build it for Me – Samaritan’s Purse makes the choices

  3. If you’re building the box, you’ll get the following options

    1. Essentials Kit – Includes personal care items and school supplies – age dependent

    2. WOW Items – Choose 1

    3. Small Toys – Choose 3

    4. Accessories – Choose 2

  4. You’ll have the option of entering a message and/or attaching a photo

  5. Check out – You’re given several payment options 


We’d like to kick-off this project on Sunday, October 18.  Collection week is November 16-23, 2020.


For those of you who prefer to shop and fill the traditional box, the shoeboxes and how-to information will be available in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, October 18.  Please return the shoeboxes to this same table by Sunday, November 15. 


If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Jose at (443) 744-1266 or via email at barbara.jose@jhuapl.edu.


Please consider a donation to this remarkable ministry.

Thank you for your support.

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2020 Communion Offering Recipients
JANUARY - Matthew 25:40 Fund
FEBRUARY - Rape Crisis
MARCH - St. Benjamin's Youth Group 
APRIL - New Life for Girls
MAY - Matthew 25:40 Fund
JUNE - Men of Standard Ministry

JULY - Westminster Rescue Mission
AUGUST - Carroll Lutheran School
SEPTEMBER - Matthew 25:40 Fund
OCTOBER - Carroll Food Sunday
NOVEMBER - Women of the ELCA Church-wide

Thankoffering Sunday - Loose Change Offering for WELCA

DECEMBER - Shepherd's Staff