Lord of the Lakes actually started as a mission church! We have been serving God in the Winneconne area since the year 2000. We believe that together; we can accomplish great things in the name of our awesome God … because it is in our hearts.
Throughout the year, we gather together to support many needs both in our local community as well as those worldwide. We do God’s work in ways that no individual, congregation or synod can do alone.
This years Missions . . . as God as our guide, these are some of the projects we will be working on this year . . .
The Souper Bowl of Caring project ties in with OUR abundance of food and friendship; while at the same time, there are people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal. Starting on Super Bowl Sunday and throughout February, we are collecting food for the Winneconne Food Pantry. Monetary donation will be send to the ELCA Hunger Program.
The Busy Hands group, throughout the year, makes quilts for the needy. Many of the quilts go to the Lutheran World Relief. There is also a portion of the quilts that have been given to the Day by Day warming shelter. If you would like to participate, check the calendar for Busy Hands meeting dates, or you can cut 10.5″ squares of fabric at home and drop them off in the office.
“Christmas in July” Back to School Fair is a local program that Lord of the Lakes sponsors. Typically, we have an area in the Gathering Area with tags on – items requested are for students from Lutheran Social Services – Winnebago County Shelter Care, Oshkosh.
“Adopt a family” and “Operation Christmas Child” These giving programs are the Christmas gifting we enjoy at the end of the year. Tags are made available with items of need from families in the Winneconne area. The Winneconne School District counselors have provided us with the needs – which primarily are the clothing, boots, household items type of needs. Monetary gifts go towards gas and grocery cards. We are once again reminded – in such a visual way – that the Lord has blessed us greatly and we joyfully share our abundance with others.