Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
We meet at Mill Park Elementary @ 1900 SE 117on Saturday September 10th at 9am for commissioning and to meet with our volunteer groups and point people for our projects. Sign Up for a project with the assistance of Sherri Willmschen 503-760-6819. PleaseEmail Sherry with any questions!
“God’s work. Our hands” Sunday, Sept 11 Worship
This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Combined Worship at 10am at Mill Park Elementary School located at 1900 SE 117th Ave, Portland, OR 97216. Potluck to follow worship! Offering will be donated again this year to a charity of the Pastors’ choosing from our participant churches: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church
Join us Saturday, July 9 from 11 am to 1 pm for games, crafts, music, bible lessons, a service project to help our neighborhood, and lunch. Free to all ages at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14500 SE Powell Blvd, Portland OR 97236. Call 503-761-8202 anytime and join us.
Multnomah County Assistance – Portland Get help with rent, utility and energy bills, free food, health care, and other expenses in Portland Oregon. Assistance programs provide numerous resources.
Impact Northwest: Portland Impact (or Impact Northwest) 503-988-6000 If you are low income, a senior citizen, or otherwise struggling and need some short term help, while you work towards becoming self-sufficient. The services they offer include: housing assistance (including rent and mortgage payments), utility and heating bill assistance, food, clothing and transportation assistance, information and referrals to other Oregon and federal government programs, access to health care and prescription medications, job assistance and career development, senior citizen programs, mortgage assistance and foreclosure prevention programs.
Human Solutions 503-548-0200 The agency offers affordable housing, computer classes, job training, and eviction prevention services. Staff from the agency also provide help for finding a job, move-in assistance, energy bill assistance, and a wide variety of other resources and services to help address poverty and/or homelessness in the Portland area as part of the Residence Services program. Families that are homeless, or on the verge of eviction, can be housed into low income apartments, and case managers provide other support during their stay.
Mother And Child Education Center 1515 NE 41st Avenue Portland, OR 97232 503-249-5801 (Spanish: 503-913-9360) Assistance includes clothing, baby supplies, referrals to housing or shelter, and other aid. There are also books for kids too.
PDX Diaper Bank This site is based in Clackamas County, but covers all of Portland. The center is run in partnership with regional non-profits and government centers. Donations are given to it, including money. There are free cloth or disposable diapers, wipes, and incontinence supplies.
Snowcap Community Charities 17805 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233 503-674-8785 A small clothing bank is on site. There is help for infants, children, and adults. Any parent, or single mom, seeking diapers can use the center at most twice per year. It assists the child up through age 2. There are also school supplies.