Looking for a place to serve:

In addition to opportunities in Hospitality and Worship Ministries, First Lutheran offers a variety of places where members can use their gifts in service to others.  Some are ministries of our congregation.  Others are ones in which we partner with with other churches and organizations in our community.  Here are places you can share your gifts:

Project Hope

This group prepares and serves funeral dinners for families and friends on the day of the funeral.

Open Door Food Kitchen

This team is part of rotation that prepares and serves meals at the Open Door Food Kitchen on Saturdays through the year. Our team serves 4 Saturdays a year.

Thrivent, Cody Vaughn Representative

First Lutheran members use their Thrivent Action Grants to raise funds for a variety of projects in the neighborhood around the church.  Thrivant representatives also provide financial education resources and workshops for the congregation and community.

Imagine Eleven, Jeff Langdon

This eleven week Sunday night outdoor concert series runs from early June through mid-August at the Coleman Hawkins Park in downtown St. Joseph.  These free concerts in a wide range of musical genres offer an opportunity for people of St. Joseph to come together to celebrate the community music creates.  This series is organized by First Lutheran, has a number of community sponsors, and is led by community volunteers.

Faith In Action, Nadienne J. Hoffman, Director

Volunteers from churches through out our community provide assistance with transportation, cleaning, respite, small home repairs and conversation to shut-ins in the community.  First Lutheran is a member of Faith in Action.

The Crossing, Dan Gach

The Crossing is a broad program of outreach to people in poverty in our community.  It’s ministries include a cold weather shelter, a nutrition center, opportunities for individuals to meet with resources in developing work skills, finding jobs and housing.  Members of First Lutheran support the Crossing by volunteering in a number of areas.

Food For Kids

This neighborhood ministry conducted by Sheila and Kinsey Gilbert provides daily lunches to over a hundred children in the neighborhood and community through the summer months.  First Lutheran supports this ministry financially.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Eugene Lickenbrock and Misty Coyle

First Lutheran provides meeting space for both Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops led by members Eugene and Misty.  Scouting provides leadership development, life skills, teamwork, and healthy relationships with youth and adults.