Christ Lutheran’s Response to Hurricane Harvey
Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center is providing financial support for hurricane relief through the church benevolence fund, thus far we have committed $2,000. Since many of our members have inquired how they may give, we suggest giving through the LCMS as detailed below:
At least 161 LCMS congregations are in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the floods. The Synod stands with those in need through prayer and support.
“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all” (2 COR. 5:14). The love of Christ compels us to love everyone. Love flows from the cross in service to those in need, just as Christ came in the flesh to save. You can help those suffering from the effects of the storm and the floodwaters.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through Disaster Response, is working with the Texas District to support relief efforts and to aid those in need.
- Online – Visit the LCMS website
- By Text – Text “LCMSHARVEY” to 41444
- Over the phone – Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8am and 4:10pm Central time at 888.930.4438 or the LCMS Church Information Center at 888.843.5267
- By Mail – Make checks payable to “The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod” (or “LCMS”). On the memo line, write “Disaster Response/Relief”, and mail to the LCMS P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861. Gifts also can be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by stipulating in the memo line.
Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Additional information about our LCMS response, and the impact your gifts are having, will be available over the weeks and months ahead at lcms.org, on the Synod’s social media outlets, and in our official periodicals and publications.
Some of our Mission Partners Could Use Your Help
Do you find yourself with time on your hands during the week and need someplace to serve, think about these opportunities with our mission partners:
Blessings Abound is looking for cashiers or cashier assistants to help bag merchandise. Shifts are available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2 – 6pm and Saturday mornings from 10am – 1pm or 1 – 4pm, breaks are included. Contact Maryann Grace for more information.
MLM is looking for consistent volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings (8:30 – 11:30) at their Central Food Pantry (3031 Holmes, KCMO). Help their clients shop and provide hospitality to those who walk through the doors of MLM. Contact Brooke Hodnefeld at MLM for more information or to volunteer.
Mother’s Refuge is looking for babysitters for their residents’ sweet babies and house parent helpers to serve as an extra set of eyes, ears and hands for the residents and house parents. If babysitting or being a house parent helper is not your strength, Mother’s Refuge has many other ways for you to help their residents, check out their full list of volunteer opportunities. For those interested in volunteering at Mother’s Refuge, please complete their New Volunteer Packet as well as a State of Missouri Worker Registration form. Please contact Katie Early with any questions or for more information.
City Union Mission is in need of people to assist with stocking and distributing goods from their Community Assistance Store. Click here to complete a volunteer application.
New Hope Food Pantry is looking for help packing up donations or assisting the clients as they shop for food. Contact New Hope for more information at (913) 782-0955
MLM is starting a Christmas Store Shopping Club to better serve the over 3,000 people who receive gifts from their store every year. Are you a savvy bargain shopper who scours the ads and collects store coupons so you can purchase items for the Christmas Store? Join with other savvy shoppers around KC via email and share your knowledge about sales and good deals around town. To join the shopping club, contact Kelly Seward at MLM and provide her with your email address and your shopping specialty. New items such as winter clothing, outerwear, household goods, women’s clothing, outerwear, household goods, women’s gifts, men’s gifts and sports equipment are always needed.
Together In Christ That Others May Know Christ
Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center is a mission strong Christian community where God transforms lives through Word and Sacrament, growing His kingdom. We engage people in loving God and others through worship, prayer, study, service and care. We will remain committed to our mission so that those served within our walls take the Gospel of Jesus Christ outside the walls to family, friends, and neighbors, with special concern for the lost, the least and the lonely of this world.
Commitment to Care and Service
As we are connected within our walls, we are committed to those beyond our walls, both locally and internationally. We are called to reach out to people who do not know Christ, to be a servant to those in need, and to support ministries that share our passion. We hold steadfast the ideal of caring for others, from conception to natural death, as we communicate God’s presence to each precious soul.
Lord of heaven and earth, we know that You hold all things in Your hands. In Your mercy, provide for the needs of those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and the rain that continues to fall, work through those who bring relief and aid, and protect all from any further harm. Draw all to the cross of Christ, who is our salvation now and always. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Urgent Help Needed!
The food pantries at MLM are in urgent need of people to work various shifts, performing various tasks. Please contact Brooke Hodnefield at MLM for specific details.
Please pray for these guests at City Union Mission
Get Involved with our Mission Partners!
Cris Molina or 913.754.5844
Our Mission Partners
The following list of individuals or organizations receive support from our church’s tithe. Click on the link below to learn more about the individuals or organizations supported by Christ Lutheran.
- Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center
- Blessings Abound Thrift Store
- Bread of Life Outreach Ministry In Christ
- Brothers In Blue Reentry
- City Union Mission
- Global Disaster Relief
- Global Orphan Project
- Johnson County Emergency Assistance
- Kansas District LCMS
- Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
- LUMA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency)
- Lutherans for Life
- MLM (Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries)
- Mother’s Refuge
- Shadow Of His Wings Orphanage
- Show Hope
- Vitae Caring Foundation