I am pleased to share with you that we have been nominated and selected to receive the 2014 Servant of Christ Award ; Honoring congregations for social service ministry.
Each year, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recognizes a congregation, or partnering congregations, in each of the six ELCA synods as the recipient of the LSS Servant of Christ Award. These congregations are leaders in social ministry and social justice in their community, have a connection to LSS services in their area, and faithfully provide financial support for the service ministry of Lutheran Social Service.
Churches are nominated by pastors, staff, church members or individuals in the community. Servant of Christ congregations are recognized at their respective Synod assemblies each spring. This year that will take place May 16-17, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville!
Selection criteria includes:
- The strength, longevity, or richness of the relationship between the congregation and LSS.
- A powerful connection to a service offered by LSS
- Providing extraordinary social ministry leadership in their community, whether or not as part of an LSS service.
- Financial stewardship to LSS, both through congregational pledging and gifts from individual donors.
I wanted to share this wonderful news with you all and give special thanks to our Service ministry team for all the work they do to organize our monthly service ministries. AND, thank you to everyone for the many ways you pitch in to help out and make a difference in people’s lives. This is our calling as Christians, and I am honored to serve a congregation that makes this a priority.
– Pastor Dan