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:
MN Teen Challenge
For over 30 years Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been assisting teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Teen Challenge offers a residential program for teenage girls and boys struggling with chemical addictions, as well as behavioral problems.
For teens, there are both long and short term options. Programing is provided in a structured therapeutic community offering continuous observation and treatment by professional multidisciplinary staff members.
Additionally, they offer a long term faith-based residential recovery program for adults that assists individuals in gaining freedom from drug and alcohol addiction and the life controlling problems associated with it.
Theses programs are not offered cost free. Each resident is required to pay monthly room and board fees. Some fees are covered by outside agencies, but the majority of funding comes from private sources such as churches, businesses, and individuals.
In addition to your monetary support, there are several other ways you could help, job/intern opportunities, volunteering, or becoming a mentor.
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.”
February: Father Daughter Ball
March: SON (Eastern European Missions Network)
April: The AALC Youth Commission
May: Project Timothy
July: Wittenberg Door Campus Ministry
August: Lutheran Bible Translators
October: MN Adult & Teen Challenge
November: Ministry of Reconciliation
December: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
CLC is very active in distributing food to our neighbors. The third 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). We are now able to offer high quality fish, ground beef, eggs, and orange juice to families as well. We will include bags of rice and beans, snacks, and cereal. Each bag will also include Vacation Bible School (VBS) in a bag, crafty creative things 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. The Evangelism Committee prepared a gift of school supplies for the teachers that was delivered on August 28. There are some other exciting ways we can love 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 invited the principal of Piedmont Elementary, Beth Shermoen, to share with us on a future Sunday.
- 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!
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.
The Lake Superior Chapter of Lutheran's for Life met on the the 2nd Sunday of every month at Christ Lutheran Church from 6:30-8:00 PM. - Currently meetings are postponed due to Covid-19.
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.