MINISTRIES WITHIN OUR WALLS & SOCIAL CONCERNS

Stephen Ministry

 A Caring Ministry of Lutheran Church of the Master

They chose Stephen, one full of faith and the Holy Spirit; And the Word of God increased; and the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem

-Acts 6:5-7

Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation
What is Stephen Ministry?
A caring ministry at LCM that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those in our congregation during time of need.
 
Who are Stephen Ministers?
Committed Christian people who:
1. Express God’s care through their lives to others.
2. Are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after 50 hours of training in important caring ministry skills and concepts.
3. Visit another person regularly and dependably and offer Christian support and care.
4. Are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship.
 
 

Social Concerns

Current Organizations and Committees:
  • Angel Tree – Contact Kristi Rohrig or Deb Van Roy | 402-333-4444
  • Habitat for Humanity – Contact Gary Anderson | 402-393-0837
  • Meals on Wheels – Contact the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
402-444-6536 | Toll Free: 1-888-554-2711
  • Stephen Center Meals – Contact Marilyn Stamm | 402-493-3071

Quilt Tying Group

Looking for an excuse to have some fun and gather together for a time of fellowship? Join us at East Campus to tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief ministries on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.
 

Prayer Shawls

A reminder that we are wrapped in God’s love and supported by prayer.

What is LCM’s Prayer Shawl Ministry?
The LCM prayer shawl ministry is one way to reach out in Christian love for those in need of special blessings. Prayer is key throughout the process: as each shawl is created, we ask God to bless the one who will receive it. This ministry is done to glorify God and its focus is on the Lord’s work in our lives.
 
Who receives the prayer shawls?
A shawl may be given to offer comfort and solace. For example, one may be presented to someone who is seriously ill or receiving medical treatments, dealing with the loss of a loved one or adjusting to a care facility.
 
How can I participate?
You are welcome to join a Prayer Shawl Ministry group. 1 p.m. Mondays East Campus E21/Library Or, make a shawl at home to be given to someone in time of need. Shawls may be knitted or crocheted, and can be made of various patterns in every color of the rainbow, as the maker chooses. There is no “right” or “wrong.” Use your imagination! See brochure for more information and a contact.
 
 
Please contact Clara Tsai at 402-630-5583 or fill out the form below if you know of someone who would be comforted by one of these prayer shawls.
 

Senior Care

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. . .he should do it with the strength God provides so that in all things God may be praised . . .1 Peter 4:10-11
 

Using Your Spiritual Gifts in the Senior Care Ministry

God has given believers personalities, abilities, and spiritual gifts which will equip them to accomplish His specific plans for their lives. But each one must choose to step out in faith and obedience. At times the Lord challenges us to do something that seems beyond our ability, but if we back off, we’ll miss His awesome blessings.
Peter’s instructions are simple: “Use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace.” You will be more blessed by this service than you can imagine!
 

Locations being served presently We have individuals sharing their talents with people at: Remington Heights, Fountain View, Lakeside Village, Waterford, Millard Good Samaritan, Granville Villa, Douglas County Health Center, Parson’s House, and others.

 
For more information and/or training, contact Char Repp via the church office at 402-333-4444 or fill out the form below.
 

Brighten the Corner Where You Are!

There are opportunities to share your talents with those who are less fortunate but who will appreciate it more than words can say. In our Senior Care Ministry at various nursing, assisted living, and retirement homes you could do one or more of the following things:
  • Lead or accompany a hymn sing-a-long
  • Share your musical talent—play an instrument, etc.
  • Lead a small group Bible study
  • Spend time visiting/sharing with a lonely       person
  • Help lead bingo or play games with residents
  • Assist on field trips
  • Take your child or pet to share with residents
  • Help with art/craft work
  • Other One hour or more a month at a time which is convenient for you would give you a chance to brighten someone’s day.