CONGREGATIONAL SERVICE GROUPS

Each family in the congregation is a part of a service group. The groups take turns serving at funerals, anniversaries, and other special events by working, providing food, or financial support. The groups also take turns providing one of the midweek Lenten suppers each Lenten season. Karen Shea coordinates the service groups.

SERVING AND OUTREACH MINISTRY

Grace Lutheran is active in reaching out to those in need through many ways. Grace is a part of Charis Ministry Partners which is a ministry of the ELCA congregations in the Sioux Falls area. Through Charis Ministry we:

1. Serve Food to You which is a mobile food pantry that provides groceries each Thursday at an ELCA church. When we distribute groceries we also collect the food of the month which is designated by Food to You.

2. Serve at Necessities for Neighbors which is a distribution of items not covered by food stamps — laundry soap, diapers, feminine products, and toilet paper — that takes place on the first Sunday of the month at Peace Lutheran. Once a year we collect to supply several months worth of toilet paper for Necessities and we serve at the distribution.

3. Provide referrals for Healthy Rides which provides rides for people who have no transportation to get to medical appointments. The Parish Nurse provides the referrals for People.