Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
As Christians, we have the responsibility and privilege to spread the good news about Jesus Christ with as many people as we can.  As a congregation we invest both in the ministry that is happening in our community and state, as well as the mission work that is happening around the world.

May 2023 Spotlight

For more than a century, Lutheran Family Service has been there for people in their time of need providing a variety of services Pregnancy Support, Adoption Services, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Church Worker Wellness, Youth and Elderly Outreach. LFS also offers a number of congregational outreach programs designed to equip people with what they need to successfully manage life challenges before they become a crisis
All services provided by LFS are made possible through the care and concern of Christian people throughout Iowa and beyond. Financial donations support our services and make it possible for us to provide cost-effective options for families in need. Every donation helps. LFS has offices in: Fort Dodge, Urbandale, & Bettendorf, IA also East Moline, IL.
For more information on each of these services, stop by their website: lutheranfamilyservice.org 
There is a wealth of information under each of the tabs at the top of their home page. You will also find a link to their Blog which is full of helpful and interesting articles. You can also keep up to date with LFS by signing up for their free ‘E-news’ newsletter under the ‘News’ tab.
And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook at Lutheran Family Service

Learn about Our Other Missions

South Sudanese Ministry,
Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars, IA

In response to many South Sudanese Dinka moving into the Le Mars / Sioux City area, the members of Grace had a desire to reach out and began a branch of the pre-existing South Sudanese Mission in Ankeny, IA. The Grace Sudanese Lutheran Mission was launched in order to continue reaching out, baptizing, and teaching the local Sudanese Dinka the Lutheran faith.
You can find updates and photos on Grace’s website:  https://gracelemars.org under their ‘Missions’ tab, and also follow them on Facebook: Grace Lutheran Church

Lutherans in Africa

Founded in 2010, Lutherans in Africa is currently working in 23 countries to address the severe shortage of trained pastors by not only teaching confessional Lutheran doctrine, but also training Africans to be pastors, evangelists, and church workers in their own communities. They are teaching not merely this generation, but the ones to come also.  The adage if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish you feed him for life is never more apt than with this mission.
Go to their website www.lutheransinafrica.com for resources, newsletters, and blog posts, or sign up for e-mail updates, you can also follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LutheransInAfrica

Rev. Carl and Chenhsi Hanson
Serving the Lord in South

Carl’s international service with the LCMS began in 1986, when he went to Taiwan as an Overseas Volunteer Youth Missionary (OVYM). He served there until 1991, when he returned to the US to attend Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. After graduation he returned to Taiwan and served as a middle school chaplain, he then took on other administrative roles. He and his family moved to Hong Kong, where he later became director of operations for the Asia region. 
In 2019 a unique opportunity arose to serve the International Lutheran Church (ILC) in Seoul, South Korea, and Pastor Hanson gladly accepted the call.   In total, Rev. Hanson has served in the Asia region for over 30 years!
You can connect more at https://www.ilcseoul.org/ where you can watch sermons, read ‘Notes from Pastor Hanson’ and see other updates and news from Seoul.

Join the mission

Check back here periodically for more information on ways you can serve!
Local Opportunities:

Camp Okoboji 

Iowa District West

We work with a variety of missions both locally and across the country to serve our neighbor with God's love.  We will post more information here as it is available. 

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