Serve God, Serve Your Neighbor!
Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We work with our brothers and sisters in Christ to serve in a variety of ways:
Camden Promise is an ecumenical organization, located at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis,that assists their neighbors with a food pantry and weekly dinners. We join them the first Saturday of each month, helping in the food pantry. Help people find a way to feed their families — contact Connie Delzer.
Next opportunity to serve: June 1, 11:30
Community Emergency Service
A long-time witness in Minneapolis to families with challenges, Community Emergency Service is a crisis relief and empowerment ministry. It offers a food closet, housing assistance, and advocacy services to people in need. On First Food Sunday, Good Shepherd members bring food for the food closet. And there are more opportunities! For more information, contact Karen Walhof.
Next Food Shelf Sunday: June 9
Our quilters meet monthly, the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m., to prepare quilts for local and global organizations. Want to wrap someone in the love of Christ? Contact email@example.com, and we will be in touch!
Next opportunity to serve: June 13, 9:30 am
Next opportunity to serve: May 11
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels helps keep our homebound neighbors in their homes by delivering a hot meal regularly. We deliver meals every six weeks. If you have a car and an hour, you can provide nourishment and a friendly smile. Contact Sylvia Pedersen.
Next opportunity to serve: Week of May 20-24
Loaves and Fishes
Good Shepherd members prepare and serve meals to hungry people at St. Stephen’s School on the third Tuesday of every other month. Want to cook, serve or clean up? Contact Debbie Anderson.
Next opportunity to serve: May 21
Youth Service Trips
Families Moving Forward
Good Shepherd hosts homeless families with children quarterly, offering meals, a place to sleep, and a caring community. To be a part of this ministry, contact Bob Stein or Connie Delzer or sign up on site just before the hosting week. Learn more about Families Moving Forward.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
LSS serves children and youth, families and adults, seniors and people with disabilities. Good Shepherd works with LSS on projects that assist families. Contact Joy Erickson to help immigrant families get on their feet and struggling families know they are supported and valued.
Please save winter outerwear (jackets, boots, mittens, snow pants, scarves and hats) for the Children’s Clothing Sale at the Center for Changing Lives. On October 12, 2013, we will again partner with Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove to provide gently used clothing for the children of low-income clients of LSS. Clothing is needed for children from infant through high school. We will collect your donations during the month of September.