Outreach & Service
The first Thursday of each month, we prepare and deliver an evening meal for eight at SafeHouse, a shelter for youth experiencing homelessness. It's a small but important way to support these young people.
THE SHERIDAN STORY
The Sheridan Story provides bags of food for children in local schools in order to overcome the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school. We support The Sheridan Story at Howe Elementary School by purchasing bags of food and placing them in children’s backpacks each Friday. New volunteers are always welcome.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE
We collect food donations in the large bin by the front door of our education wing to supply the food shelf at Community Emergency Service. We also support CES financially and with seasonal collections of food and supplies. As Christ feeds us in his Meal, so we seek to feed the hungry with food and with justice.
Meals on Wheels
Six times a year we deliver noon meals for a week to homebound people in our neighborhood. If you can drive, if you like to connect with people, if you have a heart for elderly or lonely people, this meaningful ministry can use you.
Our Saviour's Housing Meals
The third Friday of alternate months, we prepare and serve an evening meal for 40 men and women at the transitional housing ministry of our neighboring congregation Our Saviour's Lutheran. We delight in creating healthy, tasty meals, and we often cook together in the church kitchen.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MINNESOTA
Since the summer of 2016 we have partnered with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield to sponsor and support a refugee family settling in Minnesota.
SECOND CENTURY CAMPAIGN
At the outset of our most recent capital campaign we made the decision to give away 10% of all funds raised by the congregation. We were thrilled to have made our goal of $500,000! As pledges come in we will be giving away $50,000 to the following organizations, beginning in 2016:
$30,000 to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Metro Homeless Youth for projects at Safe House, their short-term shelter for youth experiencing homelessness. Our first project (2016) was to add a fitness/wellness room in the basement.
$10,000 to Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. Their latest project is Great River Landing, which will provide housing in downtown Minneapolis for men following incarceration.
$10,000 to Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.
A sizable percentage of this church-wide capital campaign will go to support the work of ELCA World Hunger.