With multiple outreach opportunities available, St. Luke's has something for everyone.
St. Luke’s has recently welcomed, and our Men in Mission have sponsored, Boy Scout Troop 355. Boys who are at least 11 years old (or have completed the fifth grade) but are not yet 18 years old are eligible for Boy Scouts. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizen ship and personal fitness. They meet on Monday nights year round and camp once a month. One of the highlights of their program is cooking and hosting an annual BBQ each January to raise funds for scholarships, summer camps, and special events for the boys.
Room in the Inn
St. Luke’s was involved with other local churches in starting this program for the homeless more than 25 years ago. The program is administered by the Urban Ministry Center and provides shelter during the winter months (December – March) when the Uptown shelters are overflowing. St. Luke’s participates on Sunday nights and provides a safe place to sleep, a meal, and an opportunity to shower and launder clothes for 12 of our neighbors each week. RITI is not currently taking place at St. Luke's due to Covid.
Drop In has been providing a loving place of fellowship for people with mental illness for over 25 years. On the third Saturday of each month, we provide lunch, bingo, and a Loaves and Fishes food pantry for our guests. Your donations of personal care items included: laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, hand soap, shampoo, and toilet tissue are always appreciated by our guests. Volunteers are always welcome! Click the button below to view when we will meet! Drop In is not currently taking place at St. Luke's due to Covid.
Men in Mission
The vision of Lutheran Men in Mission is for every man to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through an effective men’s ministry. We meet monthly on the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. Our on-going programs include leading an annual church service, sponsoring Boy Scouts Troop and Cub Pack 355, supporting orphans in India. Our annual BBQ fundraiser supports these and other ministries. Click the button below to view when we will meet!
After we had been involved with the Mission Possible prison ministry for a time, we realized that the families of those who are imprisoned need special support too. On the Third Tuesday of each month, the families of prisoners gather for a meal and a time of fellowship. Click the button below to view when we will meet!
Offering of the Coats
Every fall our members bring new or gently used coats or jackets for others in our community in need. Coats are placed on the altar during both services to be blessed and donated at the conclusion of the service. Click the button below to find out when we will be accepting donations!
Bring your change on the third Sunday of each month. Our kids, plus your change, plus colorful buckets equals a NOISY offering for God’s works in our world. If you don’t have change, we take the folding money too! Noisy Offerings support one of the many local, national, or international charities that is important to our congregation.
This ministry began in an effort to reach out to prisoners and provide them with Words of Hope during their incarceration. It is now a thriving prison newsletter ministry.