Good Shepherd Lutheran Church supports several missions through the year. These are a few missions with the links to their sites.

ELCA Mission support-this funding allows the ELCA to establish the infrastructure utilized in carrying out God’s work across North America and throughout the world. For more information: http://www.elca.org

 Plainview-Elgin-Milville local area Food Shelf – recognized in our strategic plan, the food shelf is our primary external mission project to impact our community.  We support the food shelf through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteers.  Wednesday Lenten and Advent offerings as well as four noisy offerings per year are focused on the food shelf.  A special emphasis is made in March to correlate with Minnesota Food Share’s March Campaign.  For information on how you can volunteer, please contact Darlene Goergen at 876-2079.

Good Earth Village (GEV) – Located near Spring Valley, Minnesota, GEV provides an opportunity for youth to explore their faith in a supportive and fun camp environment.  Adult and family opportunities and retreats are also available.  Good Shepherd will support GEV through noisy & special offerings.For more information: http://www.GoodEarthVillage.org

ELCA Malaria Campaign – the campaign’s goal is to raise $15 million dollars by 2015 to end Malaria. A forgotten illness in the United States, Malaria is still a real and very significant threat to the life and livelihood of so many in Africa.  Through noisy & special offerings, Good Shepherd will support the ELCA Malaria campaign to help put an end to this devastating illness. For more information: http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign.aspx

Operation Christmas Child – During November, school supplies, candy, and toys are collected and sent off in shoe boxes to provide hope for kids around the world.  Contact Ginny Mielke for more information at 534-3357

Operation Christmas Child 2012

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