Christ Lutheran Church is reaching out at home and across the world to further our mission "to know Christ and to make Him known." We contribute to various missions and outreach programs on a routine basis on the second Sunday of each month (MISSION SUNDAY). Envelopes will be available in the pew card holders to place mission offerings in. If members choose to designate a different mission they may indicate that on the envelope. This is a partial listing of the missions CLC contributes to:
August Mission of the Month:
Lutheran Bible Translators
Every language community deserves a translation of the Bible in their own language. Luther translated the New Testament 500 years ago into the common German language. Millions of people still do not have access to God’s Word in a language they can understand.
People around the world remain in the dark, experiencing feelings of confusion, hopelessness, and frustration. They do not have access to God’s Word.
Martin Luther wrote, “I wish that every village had its own interpreter and that this book alone would live in the hands, eyes, ears, and hearts of all people.”
Lutheran Bible Translators has been partnering with language communities for nearly 60 years. More than 100 partnerships in translation and literacy efforts have equipped them to grasp, embrace, and hold God’s Word in their hands and in their hearts. International partnerships have produced and published 45 New Testaments or full Bibles.
Give to Lutheran Bible Translators and carry the LIGHT of God’s Word to those still feeling lost, confused, and frustrated. Give them hope, give them confidence, and put God’s Word in their hands.
Please prayerfully consider a donation to this month’s chosen mission. You may make checks payable to Christ Lutheran Church. Thank you for your continued support in our mission “To know Christ and to make Him known.”
January: Father Daughter Ball
March: KDNW Life 97.3 Radio
April: Union Gospel Mission
June: Camp Jim & AALC Youth Conference
July: Women's Care Center
August: Lutheran Bible Translators
October: MN Adult & Teen Challenge
November: Salvation Army
CLC is very active in distributing food to our neighbors. The fourth Thursday of each month is Community Food Share Day. We will be handing out grocery bags with dinners and lunches for families of four (extra bags for larger families). Each bag will also include crafty creative projects for your children. Plus, we will give a birthday kit (cake mix, frosting, candles) for those who have children with an upcoming birthday.
Grocery bags can be picked up at the rear entrance of the Church.
CLC not only contributes financially to MN Teen Challenge as part of our Mission of the Month, but they also provide music and witnessing at a service during the month of October. What a wonderful group of men this is and we are not only encouraged but spiritually uplifted by their stories and devotion to God.
CLC has provided "kettle supply" for many years. Our congregational members routinely "man" the kettles for our local Salvation Army. It is not only an uplifting experience but very rewarding one as well. In addition, our members have also donated many toys to the Salvation Army's Toyland Express ministry.
Ministry to Piedmont Elementary - God has opened a door of love and service for us to bless the students and staff of Piedmont Elementary.
Some of the ways we can show love to our neighbors across the street -
- We can help stock the Kids Kupboard each month with school supplies,
snacks, and basic needs for the students.-
- We have been invited to volunteer at the school to read stories to the students, just like we do for our own children and grandchildren!
- Each fall we start collecting hats and mittens to donate to the school children before Christmas break. Beth is no longer there so check with Pastor on the wording for that too please.
CLC Band of Brothers -
Men need other men of God to help develop Christ-like character in their lives, as Proverbs 27:17 says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
Christ Lutheran Church's men's ministry will provide a variety of opportunities for men to fellowship, learn, and serve. The focus is on building strong, Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, trusting relationships, while addressing the needs of men in maintaining and improving their walk with God, through Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of men's ministry is to involve Christian men in service. Men who grow in their faith are more willing and able to serve Jesus Christ.
Band of Brothers is currently meeting every Wednesday at 7 AM at Yellow Bike Coffee on Venture Ave. at the Airpark.
The Lake Superior Chapter of Lutheran's for Life have temporarily suspended meetings at the church. Please go to their website for more information.
There are discussions about issues from conception to natural death. We discuss what is happening locally, nationally, and worldwide.
The Chapter follows the mission, vision, and philosophy of Lutheran's for Life. The goal is to be strong witnesses to the sanctity of human life through education based upon the Word of God.
Please call Pastor Gary DeSha at 218-722-7537 or Darrell Nelson at 218-722-9364 with any questions.
Our thanks to those who have contributed so generously. Your contributions do make a difference.