Members of the Caring Faith Ministry Team
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Bev Weidner) Yarn is available for volunteers to knit or crochet a prayer shawl to give to someone as a gift of warmth and love as they face surgery, grief, hardship, etc. They are distributed through the pastor.
Prayer Requests: Prayer requests may be called in to the church office (763) 595-1216 or entered here. Prayers may also be requested through the Registration form included in the bulletin each Sunday. (Fill out and place in the offering plate.)
CAER—ERLC supports and promotes CAER which provides food and referrals or limited financial support for basic necessities to people in our community. CAER has its foundation in Christian outreach and maintains a strong partnership with faith based organizations. ERLC provides volunteers to help with distribution on a scheduled basis, collects donations designated for CAER, and provides support in fundraising. Sign up to volunteer
Dares Funeral Home Luncheon Ministry (Garnet Novotny) The congregation provides a luncheon space for grieving families who have no church home.
Blessing Box. Girl Scouts Emma Anderson and Lillie Beaudry have completed their Silver Award project by creating a Blessing Box that is in front of ERLC. The Blessing Box holds non-perishable food (non-liquid in winter months) and household items as well as contact information for other local resources for individuals and families.
Emma and Lillie invite others to help them keep the Blessing Box stocked and have asked us to help spread the word to our community.
Guardian Angels Senior Services
- Monthly Worship Service The first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am, Our Pastor and Music Director lead worship at Guardian Angels Riverview Landing in Otsego.
- Birthday and Holiday Events—(Arlene Wells) Joining other local organizations, ERLC provides one birthday party a year at Guardian Angels where some members of our congregation reside. We provide and work at the Holiday Craft Sale with the Silver Tea and help with the Root Beer Floats Summer Festival in August.
- Hymn Sing - The 5th Sundays during the year, Elk River Lutheran leads an early afternoon Hymn Sing at the Guardian Angels Care Center.
LWR Quilts (Sue Hecker and Linda Felska) Quilters meet on Tuesdays at ERLC at 9:30 to tie and make Mission Quilts. The goal is to make two quilts each week.
Meals on Wheels (Garnet Novotny) Meals on Wheels are programs that deliver meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. ERLC provides volunteer drivers during September and February.