MISSION PROJECTS

Current Mission Project - SCHOOL KITS!

  • We are collecting items that will be assembled in School Kits for Lutheran World Relief and Orphan Grain Train. If you wish to make a cash donation instead, we will do the shopping for you. Every dollar is a great contribution. Otherwise, below is a list of needed items for the school kits. (Please note, we are not collecting markers this year.) Donations may be left in the church narthex. Thank you for helping children succeed in school!
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  1. ·         70-page College or wide ruled notebook
  2. ·         Ruler with centimeters & inches
  3. ·         Pencil sharpener
  4. ·         Blunt scissors (safety scissors)
  5. ·         Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  6. ·         Blue or Black Ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  7. ·         Box of 24 crayons
  8. ·         One 2½” erasers         
  9. ·          Colored pencils
  1. ·         Glue sticks
  2. ·         Construction paper
  3. ·         Optional: backpack (drawstring or other)

Noisy Offering

Each Sunday, the children collect “Noisy Offering” during the worship offering time. The collection of coins from churchgoers and the clinking sound made in the large metal bowl as the children drop what they’ve gathered bring smiles to both the children and the adults. This year the children of MLC Sunday School decided to begin sponsoring two children in need through the Compassion International Program with the funds collected thru the Noisy Offering.

Compassion International works in 25 countries around the world, partnering with local churches. At the Compassion Child Development Center ran by the local church and volunteers, a sponsored child is provided with Bible studies, health screenings, health and hygiene educations, games, community service opportunities, counseling, and school fees. The center staff will also provide meetings and parenting education for the parents or guardians of the sponsored child.  

Our Sunday School children are sponsoring Milkah from Kenya and Lawrence from Uganda.  They look forward to the relationship they will be building and the encouragement they provide Milkah and Lawrence who are half-way around the world!  The Sunday School children also remember Milkah and Lawrence in their prayers!

BackPack Program

MLC has been a long time supporter of the local BackPack programs at Johnson-Brock Public School and Johnson County Central School. The BackPack Program’s mission is to help alleviate child hunger in southeast Nebraska by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy to prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Martin Luther Church regularly supports the BackPack Program at different times of the year by designated offerings, proceeds from our annual consignment sale, and special projects; as well as by members’ volunteer time.

Quilting

The “Sewing Ladies” are another proud organization of the church. They meet weekly except during the summer to sew, tie and/or quilt pieces of fabric together into beautiful blankets that are then sent through Lutheran World Relief to people in need, to local charity organizations, and to local care homes. These past several years, the ladies have graced our young people graduating from high school with blankets to take with them wherever they may venture, remembering along the way the warm memories of growing up in the Martin Luther Church family.