Social Outreach

“Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets’” (Matthew 22.37-40).
Faith Lutheran Church is dedicated to serving those “beyond our walls” and, with the help and guidance of God, growing in our ability to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Our commitment is to our partners in ministry and to local hunger, homelessness and service. By making a difference locally, we hope to have an impact globally.
Partners in Ministry
Pastor Dan Carlson and his Public Safety Ministries are one of the many mission partners that Faith Lutheran Church supports through prayer and financial assistance. Dan Carlson was awarded the Red Cross’ Hero Award for his service through Public Safety Ministries.
Public Safety Ministries, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, was established in 2005 to address the growing need for spiritual health care and support resources in the public safety professions. We engage Minnesota’s professional public safety community through a traditional chaplaincy ministry. We are a ministry of presence, service and relationships. We provide our spiritual health care services in times of need as well as in times of calm.
To learn more about Dan Carlson’s work and this prestigious award, click on the link(s) below.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
A ‘Beacon of Hope’ in North Minneapolis”
Located in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis, Redeemer Lutheran Church has been serving their community for over 100 years. The relationship between Faith Lutheran and Redeemer goes back many years and continues to grow as we collaborate on service projects and partner in our efforts to minister to our neighborhoods. For more information on Redeemer Lutheran Church, visit their website. 
17th Annual Redeemer Block Party
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6 PM – 8 PM Join us on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:00-8:00PM for our Redeemer Harrison Annual Block Party. We will be located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Logan Avenue behind Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1800 Glenwood Avenue.There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn, fresh pizza from the bread oven. Along with entertainment for people from all ages; live music, jump house, cookie walk, and dunk tank.
Common Hope Our partnering with Common Hope will allow all Faith families and individuals to be involved. John Bruellman has volunteered to serve as leader for this ministry. He has traveled to Guatemala several times with Common Hope and looks forward to sharing with us about this significant ministry in one of the world’s poorest
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Local Service Work
Waconia United Food Shelf During these difficult economic times, the Waconia United Food Shelf is serving more people than ever before. While Faith organizes periodic food drives throughout the year, you can donate or volunteer at the Food Shelf any time.
The Waconia United Food Shelf is located at 11 Elm Street South, Waconia. Their hours are: Monday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays.
For more information about the Waconia United Food Shelf, Visit their website by clicking on their logo at left or call: 952.442.3878
Meals on Wheels This ongoing ministry is focused on delivering nutritious meals to those in need throughout the Waconia area. Recipients of these meals must be 60 years or older, homebound and unable to prepare their own meals.
For more information about the Meals on Wheels program, or to volunteer to deliver meals, please call Beth Wentland 612-518-6725 or the Cap Agency 952.442.5478.
Network of Ministries and Organizations
Faith Lutheran Church works with a network of other ministries and organizations in our efforts to “serve those beyond our walls” and grow in our ability to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Below is a list of many of these ministries and organizations:
Mission Offerings
Mission Offerings 2019
Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women
Food for Kidz
Waconia United Food Shelf/Minnesota Foodshare
Partner in Ministry: Families Moving Forward
Youth Sponsorships
Lutheran Disaster Response
Lutheran World Relief
Partner in Ministry: Public Safety Ministries
Youth Sponsorships
Partner in Ministry: Common Hope Guatemala
Partner in Ministry: Southwest Latino Ministry
Partner in Ministry: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis