Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Called to Serve

David Ritchie, Pastor

David Ritchie


Worship:11:00 am | Sunday School: 9:45 am

Ministering to God's Flock

We pick a cause of the month every month and support ministry through our gifts to that cause. Some of our past causes:

Amazing Grace Day Camps are a partnership between the Southern Ohio Synod, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO), and local congregations and individuals. Together, these partners assist Synod congregations in their mission and ministry in the community. The day camps provide an excellent resource for outreach, especially in communities where there is little summer programming for children, many of whom have no church affiliation.
ELCA Disaster Response. Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
ELCA Good Gifts provides more than 50 different gift-giving options that grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives.
ELCA World Hunger works in nearly 60 countries around the world to address the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Filling Homes of Mercy. Filling Homes is a faith based not for profit organization that provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Henry, Fulton, Williams, and Defiance Counties. There are 42 Lutheran Church congregations in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan which comprise the corporate membership of the Filling Memorial Home of Mercy Corporation.
Lutheran Outdoor Minitries of Ohio (LOMO). Our Mission: Bringing people together to experience Christ through our natural settings and programs. Our Core Values: Teaching, learning and living the Gospel in a safe environment; Embracing God's creation and practicing environmental stewardship; Fostering Christ-centered relationships.
Habitat for Humanity. At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.
Since its founding in 1903, Oesterlen’s single objective has been to serve children and their loved ones. We are a mental health treatment and social services agency serving youth and families. Our full range of services includes residential mental health treatment, foster care, outpatient counseling, in-home programs, and in-school programs.
Other ministries we support, though not a part of Ministering to God's Flock are:

Our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. Faith Mission is the largest shelter system in Central Ohio with two men’s shelters and one women’s shelter. The shelters are open 365 days a year, serving up to 237 people every night. However, no one is turned away during extreme weather. Faith Mission is the only Community Kitchen in Franklin County able to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year.

We prepare and serve meals several times a year.

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) has been serving the hungry since 1927. Our choice food pantries and mobile food pantry serve the community by providing food to individuals and families in need. Our customers are often no different from you or me. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. They are working adults who may have difficulty paying rent, utilities or other household expenses. They simply need assistance to make ends meet.

We support and serve at the LSS Food Pantry.

Good Shepherd developed and serve two Children's Nooks at Grant Hospital.