God's Work, Our Hands.
From supporting and serving hunger relief organizations, to helping foster children to visiting homebound, to blanket drives, to helping locally and globally, to providing opportunities for meaningful worship, the many ministries are a vibrant part of Temple Lutheran Church, which help us to Know Christ and Make Christ Known through actions. below are some of the ways in which Temple Lutheran Church tries to do God's work with our hands.
To Help Out
Providing service to the local community is a recurring theme among our mission partners as to one of the aspects they like best about Temple Lutheran Church.
Feeding Those Who Hunger
Temple Lutheran Church provides food and volunteers certain evenings throughout the year as part of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County meal program at 63rd and Market Streets. The Life Center serves over 200 meals each evening, with help from over 40 area churches, synagogues, and temples. Click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Lots of Ways to Help
Several events are held each year including God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, Souper Bowl of Caring, and many others. Programs include collecting Christmas gifts for the women at Chester Eastside Ministries, clothing drives, providing toiletries to those who are homeless or transitional, and more.
TLC Food Pantry
Our TLC Food Pantry is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month - February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 28.
Please consider joining us in this new service to help solve the issue of food insecurity in our community.
Sunday School is a fun and engaing program held on most Sundays in between worship services starting at 9:45 am. Younger children learn about God through songs, parayer, Bible stories, crafts, and games, and begin to hear about the many parts in a spirtitual environment. Older kids discover how to make their faith active in love through serving others and building relationships, discussing current issues and becoming empowered to apply their Biblical knowledge in practical ways to live out the Christian faith, through acts of kindness and purposeful service.
Vacation Bible School
Loads of fun learning about God - what's better than that?! Held for one week each summer, all kids in the community ages 4 to 10 are welcome, whether or not they regularly attend Temple Lutheran Church. This year's theme was "Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good" and the kids learned songs, made crafts, heard and told stories, played games, ate delicious snacks and had lots of fun! Dates for VBS 2020 are August 3-7 Send us an email if you are interested in volunteering.
Helping Kids Learn About God
Helping our kids learn and grow, starting them on a lifelong journey of faith, Temple Lutheran Church has lots of great programs that teach kids and helps them form relationships with God.
Helping Those Who Help Others
As part of the ELCA, Temple Lutheran Church supports missions of the larger Church financially and otherwise.
ELCA World Hunger
Working with and through congregations in the United States and US territories, Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Temple Lutheran Church helps support Lutheran Charities. Collectively the Ministries of Lutheran Charities serve one in every 50 people in our area each year. Their combined impact is staggering, and the difference they make in real people's lives each day is amazing. From inner city ministries, domestic violence programs, and intellectual disability services to non-profit retirement communities and compassionate senior care...the reach of these ministries is truly extraordinary.
Lutheran World Relief
Reaching nearly 8 million people in 35 countries around the world each year, Lutheran World Relief is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. Temple Lutheran Church is honored to help support the important ministries of Lutheran World Relief.
Involved in Worship
Contribute to providing meaningful worship services and involve yourself in relevant ways.
Music plays a central part in our worship services at Temple Lutheran Church, and there are many opportunities for sharing musical talent during worship. Learn more about the music ministries of Temple Lutheran Church.
Assist During Worship
Assistant miniter, reader, usher, help distribute communion, set-up and clean-up, and more opportunities to assist during worship.
See Pastor after worship service or email email@example.com to explore how you can get further involved!