International Agencies

We invite you to learn about the the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and other international agencies that we support in their efforts to bring bring justice and healing to the world.

Lutheran World Relief Every day in 35 countries, Lutheran World Relief works to combat the causes of poverty and the dignity it robs from people’s lives. We advocate for Fair Trade that helps farming families and artisans earn a better income. We teach people to better care for themselves, their communities and the environment. We teach people how to be less vulnerable to natural disasters. We advocate with and for them for policy change that more fairly represents them. We counsel them after manmade and natural disasters, and help them recover with material aid.

QuiltingPastor Alex learns how to tie quilts from the women of the congregation who sew quilts that are distributed by Lutheran World Relief around the world.

Once each month you have the opportunity to purchase Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate in the Atrium between the services.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is a champion for migrants and refugees. LIRS helps newcomers who have been forced to leave their homes and begin anew. We welcome newcomers, and we create a spirit of welcome in American communities

International Disaster Response helps us to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by disasters.  And when the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent.

ELCA Good Gifts gives us the joy of honoring our friends and family by giving the gift of farm animals to those who need the income and nutrition they provide. Watch for the next St. Luke’s Good Gifts Fair in December!

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA Malaria Campaign Every 45 seconds a child dies from malaria.  Malaria is preventable. Malaria is treatable. A healthier future is possible.