Mission of the month is a group of mission projects which Our Saviour Lutheran church chooses to support each year. These mission projects are opportunities for the members of the congregation to support both community services and church related missions throughout the year. Each month an offering is collected and prayers are offered for that month’s mission. Below are listed the various mission and ministry projects Our Saviour Lutheran Church adopted for the year.
January – Christian Concerns Fund
This fund is used by the congregation to give financial assistance to members of the congregation and the community who are in need. The money given from this fund is given without expectation of repayment. It is supported by the donations of the congregation.
February – For the Sake of the Church
This is a synod-wide program to gather funds to support the Concordia University System of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
March – Outreach Ministries
This is a local organization which gives financial assistance to the needy in the Evansville community.
April – Evansville Lutheran School
Evansville Lutheran School (ELS) is the only Lutheran Church Missouri Synod day school in the Evansville area. ELS campus is located at St Paul Lutheran Church at Heidelbach and Michigan Aves. The school offers grades K-8 and high standard of Christian education.
May – Concordia Seminaries Student Aid
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod supports two seminaries to train pastors and deaconesses for service in the Church. These seminaries are located at St Louis, Missouri and Ft Wayne, Indiana. The Student Aid Fund goes to the support and aid of these seminary students.
June – Lutheran Heritage Foundation/The World Mission Prayer League
The Lutheran Heritage Foundation is an organization dedicated to translating Lutheran books and doctrinal materials, such as Luther’s Small Catechism and A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories, into foreign languages.
The World Mission Prayer League is a pan-Lutheran mission organization dedicated to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
July – Tri-State Food Bank and the Lutheran Community Outreach Center Food Pantry
These two organizations seek to bring food to the needy in Evansville and to the needy in the tri-state area. The Lutheran Community Outreach Center Food Pantry is located at 16 E. Michigan Ave, near St Paul Lutheran Church. Tri-State Food Bank supplies food to food pantries in 33 counties in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
August – Seminary Food Banks – Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO and Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN
Both Synodical seminaries have a food bank for student use. The food banks supply basic food needs for the seminary students and their families. This relieves some of the burden and expense of attending seminary in preparation for service in the Church.
September – Evansville Lutheran Family Counseling Services
This organization provides counseling services to the Evansville community and surrounding areas. It is a not for profit organization that is served by Jim Karns, a licensed clinical social worker, who is able to provide counseling for a wide range of family issues.
October – Lutheran Cemetery/Lutheran Mission Action Council (LMAC)
The Lutheran Cemetery is overseen by all Lutheran congregations in Evansville, and Newburgh, Indiana, and in Henderson, Kentucky, regardless of Synodical affiliation. The offerings collected for this mission go to defraying the costs of upkeep and maintenance for the cemetery.
The Lutheran Mission Action council is a group of laymen and pastors from the LCMS congregations in Evansville Circuits. The group facilitates mission and ministry opportunities and projects in the area.
November- Lutheran Military Veterans and Family Ministry
LC-MS Ministry to the Armed Forces supports a total of 208 chaplains to minister to the spiritual needs of the men and women of our nations armed forces, and of their families. These chaplains serve on active and reserve duty, in the Veterans Administration, the Civil Air Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
December – Evansville Rescue Mission
Evansville Rescue Mission (ERM) seeks to restore dignity, health, and hope through sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in need.