SERVICE IN SMALL GROUPS

Connect 3 is St Mark's small group ministry.  Community service is a HUGE focus in these groups.  Mobilizing in small, manageable teams makes us far more effective as a larger congregation and church in the community.  Each small group gets to choose their area of interest and passion in serving the community.  You can do everything from community clean up, to assisting with charities and service organizations already in existence, to something more simple and "indoorzy" if that's your group's prerogative. 


Click here for more info on Connect 3 small group ministry.

Lutheran Women's Missionary League


The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.  The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.



monthly service ministries

Each month of the year, we focus both our financial and volunteer support on a different mission, following this schedule:


January: Armed Forces

February: Camp Luther

March: Lutheran World Relief

April: Apple of His Eye Mission Society

May: Lutherans for Life

June: Project Hope

July: Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Outreach and School, Winnebago Tribe

August: Sharon Owens, Missionary to China

September: Concordia Seminary Food Bank

October: POBLO - People of the Book Lutheran Outreach to Muslims

November: Orphan Grain Train

December: Operation Christmas Child


LUTHERAN THRIFT SHOP

Bring donations to the Lutheran Thrift Shop location at 720 S 24th Street. You can also volunteer as a driver to pick up furniture and deliver it to the shop one Saturday a month.


PEACE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP CENTER

The center (44th and Center) is seeking a friendly, faithful Lutheran male to join in conversing with immigrant men. Contact Pastor Jank at Mount Olive Lutheran Church: 402-455-8700


LUTHERAN PEACE CENTER

Help with teaching, citizen test preparation, or child care. Call Jim Haack (402-331-7376) for details.


PAST PROJECTS AND OTHER GROUPS WE SUPPORT

Project Hope Food Drive

Pack a Shoebox for a Child through Samaritan's Purse

Fundraising for new Fellowship Hall carpetting and serving area upgrades led by LWML

Benefit Lunches and Silent Auctions supporting members in need

Community Egg Hunts the Saturday before Palm Sunday

Assure Women's Center

Open Door Mission