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Loving Service

“Loving Service at Christ: Across the Street and Around the World” is the second of four videos that highlight each area of the mission statement of Christ Lutheran Church.

The Word of God teaches us that God has called us to be His children in order that we might live out our lives in service to others.

We do this as a gathered church through a variety of service activities both on the local and even international level with such events as – mission trips, serving at the food bank or other local charities, and making Bibles for the blind, just to name a few.

We also do this by encouraging those connected with Christ to serve those in their own personal sphere of connectivity with random acts of kindness and service.

The Loving Service of Christ

Christ Lutheran Church offers many opportunities to serve both the faith community and secular society. From our lunch program for the homeless, to quilting groups who make quilts to be sent to 3rd world countries, to our mission trips and servant activities, those looking to serve others will find an avenue for their interests here.

Serving our Community

Bread for All Food Pantry – We donate food to and help staff a food pantry that serves residents of the 78741 zip code.

Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation – We carol on Christmas Day for the residents of this care center.

Central Texas Food Bank – We bring groups to inspect, clean, sort, box, and make donations ready for distribution, and to assist with the mobile food pantry truck.

Christ’s Workshop – This house is used by a variety of 12-step programs.

Genesis Gardens – We bring groups to the Community First! Village to develop a farm/food forest and to cultivate community through sustainable agriculture.

Goodwill Greenworks – We bring groups to de-manufacture donated computers for resell or recycle.

Homeless Ministry – We pack and distribute sack lunches for the homeless 1 day a week.

Hope Family Thrift Store – We partner with Austin Disaster Relief Network’s thrift store to provide support to families affected by disasters.

Marbridge House – We bring groups to help with activities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Pumpkin Patch – We partner with Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers to provide our community with a pumpkin patch experience and to support Water to Thrive.

SAAM (South Austin Assistance Ministry) – We participate in this joint ministry which seeks to help families who are just outside the assistance guidelines of county programs. Together with the county office and a group of other churches we offer financial assistance to assist recipients with unpaid bills.

Texas Ramp Project – We help build ramps at the homes of elderly and disabled people who cannot afford them on their own.

Trinity Center – We bring groups to lead a worship service and help host meals for our neighbors in downtown Austin.

Upbring – The New LSS – We partner with Lutheran Social Services of the South to provide children living in foster homes with wish list gifts at Christmas.

Visual Arts Camps – We offer opportunities for children and youth in our community to draw, sculpt, paint, and collaborate at art camps during the summer.

Past Servant Activities

Austin Animal Center – We walked dogs around the center to ensure them with exercise and enrichment.

Blood and Tissue Center – We arranged for the Blood Mobile to come to our neighborhood.

BookSpring – We sorted and labeled books for Books4Me Reading is FUNdamental.

Caritas of Austin – We prepared and served meals to those in need.

Ecology Action of Texas – We lend a hand to and learned more about recycling resources by material.

Graffiti Abatement Program – We painted over and removed graffiti in the City of Austin.

Habitat for Humanity – We participated in home building projects and renovation projects.

Keep Austin Beautiful – We helped with community beautification/cleanup projects at local parks.

Partnerships for Children – We helped with preparations for the Holiday Wishes program.

Project Linus – We made fleece blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

TreeFolks – We planted trees in nearby Little Stacy Park, a recreational area along Blunn Creek in Historic Travis Heights.

Serving our World

Braille Workers – Each month a group gets together to help produce Braille Bibles for the blind.

Collection Drives – We collect clothing and money to serve those throughout the world hit by difficult circumstances (e.g. Haiti, Thailand, China, etc.)

Lutheran World Relief Quilters – A group gathers each month to make quilts which are then distributed among the poor in a variety of 3rd world and economically depressed countries.

Mission Trips – Periodically we lead a group to serve others in a variety of locations (e.g. Mexico, Gulf Coast, Oklahoma, Tribal Indian Lands)

Thailand Mission – We pray for and financially help support a child care ministry in the Bangna slum of Bangkok.

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