Outreach

“ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”                                                                                                         Matthew 25:35-40

It is our conviction that as Children of God we have been called to serve our Family of Faith, our community of Three Lakes, and our Global Community around the world. Opportunities abound for service and the following are some of the ongoing, regularly schedules activities and events.

Three Lakes Community Garden: Initiated by Faith Lutheran, this garden is open to all folks in the Three Lakes area who are interested in raising their own produce. Additionally, some areas of the garden are community plots which are tended by volunteers for the purpose of providing produce for the Food Pantry.

Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry: The Food Pantry is an ecumenical project of the churches in Three Lakes. The churches and other various organizations encourage the donation of food and household supplies. Regularly volunteers gather to help with the distribution of food, offer encouragement, and additional support as needed. Pastors are available to pray with recipients as well.

Prayer Shawls: Members of Faith Lutheran knit or crochet prayer shawls that are then delivered to a local kidney dialysis unit as well as to individuals experiencing physical difficulties or hospitalization.

Prayer Beads: The Board of Outreach makes and delivers prayer bead bracelets to Eagle River memorial Hospital. The bracelets are available to patients and families as a sign of God’s presence and the prayers of others that surround them in their time of need.

Fish Fry: Both in the spring and in the fall the members of Faith serve as the wait staff for a Fish Fry dinner buffet at the Oneida Village. These are fund raisers with donations being made to various community members or organizations in need.

Quilters: Ladies of Faith and the Three Lakes community gather on the lower level of the church to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. This year 85 quilts are on their way around the world to warm the bodies of people in need.

School Supplies: As the school year commences, members of Faith Lutheran donate various school supplies for needy children in the community. The Sunday School children and Confirmation students pack them up and present them to 7 different schools.

Heart to Heart: Cards are sent to those who might need a word of Christian care, comfort, and cheer.

4th of July Pie Sale: Members of the congregation make pies to be sold at Don Burnside Park following the 4th of July Parade. Proceeds from the sale are used to support a variety of charities.

Feed My Starving Children: Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship the meals to 70 countries around the world.

Lutheran World Relief/Fair Trade: LWR responds to countries in need efficiently and effectively by providing resources to local partner organizations. They focus on attacking the root causes of poverty and breaking the cycles that keep people from being healthy, productive and self-supporting. Fair Trade foods and gifts are available online.

Lutheran Disaster Response:  When disaster strikes in a community, the local Lutherans are the first form of Lutheran Disaster Response. Every time Lutherans volunteer in service to their neighbors in need following a disaster, they are being led by Lutheran Disaster Response.