A church that cares only for its members is not serving Jesus!
We must reach out in loving acts and generous gifts to express Christ’s compassion for all people, everywhere.
Serving Others with Our Offerings
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church commits a percentage of its operating budget to assist others. Gifts in 2022 were directed to a multitude of ministries and organizations, including but not limited to the following:
St. Paul Area Synod (ELCA Mission Support Fund, Mlafu, Guatemala)
Valley Outreach, ELCA Disaster Relief
Luther Seminary, Lutheran Social Services
ELCA World Hunger, Open Hands on the Midway
Second Harvest Heartland, Lutheran Mideast Development
Solid Ground, Tubman Family Alliance
Camp Wapogasset, Feed My Starving Children
Habitat for Humanity, Operation Help
St. Croix Family Resource Ctr, Salvation Army Northern
Tutapona, Travel Fund for Pastor
Serving Others with Our Building
But our outreach is not only monetary. Our building is host to weekly meetings of the Valley de Croix, Croix Chordsmen, AA, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and countless other community gatherings.
Serving Others in Africa
Our church began participating in the St. Paul Area Synod (SPAS) Companion Congregation program in 2001. Referred to as Bega Kwa Bega or “Shoulder to Shoulder,” this program partners congregations in the SPAS with congregations in the Iringa Diocese in Tanzania, Africa. Our rural companion congregation is in Mlafu, located near the city of Iringa in central Tanzania.
The covenant we made with the people in Mlafu commits both of our congregations to Prayer, Presence and Projects.
Read more about our Mission in Mlafu…