We have two new congregations to support with 1-1-1!
Meet Holy Cross Lutheran Mission
Holy Cross Lutheran Mission is located in Hazelwood, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This community has gone through significant economic hardship but is preparing to see growth and expansion, and Holy Cross is excellently placed in the community to be part of that growth.
They are in need of a building to call their own, Holy Cross intends to offer members of the community catechesis, daily prayer offices, and weekly church services. The people in the community are hungry for the Gospel and eager for a church home, and Holy Cross is eager to start serving them, as well, with a clothing and food bank. Holy Cross is served by Rev. Doug Spittel and Vicar Timothy Kern. They are looking forward to being able to better serve their growing flock and the people around them.
Meet Tree of Life Lutheran Church
Tree of Life is a congregation in Inverness, Florida. They began meeting in a member’s home with four families who gathered around Bible studies, music, and singing. The church has grown and now needs a larger meeting place and a permanent location. They have a new pastor, Rev. Mark Steinke. Tree of Life is a wonderful example of how God can work in a community of people to grow a church and serve a community through that church.
This congregation is very community-focused, with a “Kids in Care” program where they serve local foster parents and children in foster care by giving them fun, safe activities and respite. They also help support a dental clinic for the community where veterans and people experiencing homelessness can receive free dental care. Tree of Life is excited to grow and share their love with others around them!