Providing support for our local food shelf is an active mission of First Lutheran church. Individually our members provide direct financial support as well as providing support in terms of food goods. One member of our congregation serves on the board of the Falls Hunger Coalition. In addition, we work as a mutual ministry team to provide food donations during two seasons per year. Starting a week before Thanksgiving through New Years, this team creates $5.00 bags of needed items at our local grocery store. As those bags are bought by customers, we take them to our local food shelf. In March, which is food share month, we do the same thing with the emphasis being on pounds of food given because it allows the food shelf to leverage their dollars of the coop they buy from. In July 2011, we also set up a table at one of our grocery stores manned by member of 5 local churches to take monetary donations. Because we see such a great need for this, we are always looking for new ideas that would work in our community.
First Lutheran volunteers on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month to serve a free meal to anyone. Located at Backus Community Building 5pm – 7pm.
Ruby's Pantry is held on the second Monday of the month.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
An ecumenical group that meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am to knit and/or crochet prayer shawls. Prayer shawls are given to people or families that are in need of comfort. Contact the church office for more information on this ministry.
Home communion is brought to those who cannot attend worship on the first Sunday of each month immediately following worship. If you know of anyone who would like to be added to the list, please contact the church office or Barb Bergh, (218)240-4948
Ways to Serve
We appreciate everyone who shares their talents with us.
“…Welcoming all to active involvement in ministry…”
“…Committing ourselves to serving the needs of our congregation and community at large.”
From First Lutheran’s Vision Statement
Each of us has an important part to play within the body of Christ called First Lutheran Church. Our church is not complete without its members and friends and the gifts they share. God has a perfect fit for everyone at First. Members and friends of First Lutheran are encouraged to share their gifts and getting connected by volunteering for at least one of the many opportunities listed below.