Neighbor to Neighbor
Our Neighbor to Neighbor ministry continues to thrive with our members serving each other by visiting, checking in, and sharing in communion together. If you would like someone to bring you communion or visit with you through the phone or a personal visit, please let Pastor Anne know. We want everyone to feel connected and valued as a part of our ERLC community. Someone is waiting to connect with you - just say the word!
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Please fill out this form whenever you meet with your neighbor
Partnering people together to build a community that cares for each other! We have many people within our ERLC Community that could use a listening ear, a caring heart, or someone to reach the lightbulb, bring a meal or sweep a sidewalk. We partner people togerther to share God's grace with each other.
Talk Team: People giufted at listening and showing empathy
Task Team: People who want to help iout with small household duties.
If you or someone you know would benefit from having someone come over to visit or help out with a household job, we'd love to include you in this ministry. Contact Pastor Anne: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-595-1216
Other Caring Ministries
Prayer Shawl Ministry 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 (Sandy Krumweide) The congregation provides a luncheon space for grieving families who have no church home.
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—(Lori Werk) 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 - 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
Meals on Wheels has a mission of delivering nutritious meals and a smiling face to people that are homebound or cannot prepare meals for themselves.
The meals are prepared at the Guardian Angels Senior Dining Center and are administered by Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Cloud. Elk River Lutheran Church volunteers to deliver the meals the months of September and February, Monday through Friday.
Thank you to all the people that have given their time to deliver meals. We have a sign up sheet out a couple of weeks before the start of our month to deliver. We are grateful to have this opportunity to help others.
If this is something you might be interested in doing, please contact Barb Overbye (612 799 5929) or Linda Felska (763 242 5319).
ERLC provides volunteer drivers during September and February.