MISSION & OUTREACH

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

SERVE GOD, SERVE OTHERS

SOTH MISSION PARTNERS SUMMER PICNIC

Sunday, August 21st (11am-4pm) @ Nettesheim Park

 

You are invited to our annual Shepherd Mission Partners Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 21st at Nettesheim Park in Pewaukee! Come meet some of our local Mission Partners and 

stay for the food, fellowship, and fun! 

 

This is a great family event with outdoor games and a beautiful playground. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to help with with set up, clean up and to bring desserts! You can sign up when you RSVP below. Questions? Becky@sothpewaukee.org

 


SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION - SORT

SORTERS NEEDED

Tuesday, Aug 9th (6-8pm)

 

Thank you to everyone that helped share love and encouragement by donating new school supplies to support families in Milwaukee and our local community. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

We are still in need of a few more volunteers to help with sorting and packing supplies.

 

Join us on on Tuesday, August 9th from 6-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up below if you can help!

 

Questions? Becky@sothpewaukee.org  

 

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Wednesday, August 10th (5-7pm)  

 

We are looking for a few volunteers to help serve dinner to 

local residents in need of a meal at Hope Center in Waukesha. 

Tasks include serving dinner, beverages and desserts 

while also helping with clean up. 

 

Sign up below or check out future dates! 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org


CLOSET TEMP CLOSED

Closed through August 13th

 

Our Mission of Christ donation closet will be temporarily closed 

to all clothing and household donations. 

 

We ask that you please bring in any of these items in 

before or after these dates as we need to repurpose this space for VBS and School Supply donations.  

 

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding! 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org


DELIVERY HELPERS NEEDED

Help our team load and deliver donations to Mission of Christ Lutheran Church in Milwaukee! Donation deliveries happen every month and we need extra hands. 

It's a quick 1.5 - 2 hour service opportunity (8-10am) 

to share the love of Jesus with a community in need.   

 

Upcoming Dates: 

Saturday, August 20th*

Saturday, September 17th

 

*Treat Bakers are also needed 

(2-3 dozen individually wrapped cookies or treats)

 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org

Feeling strong?

We are also in need of individuals who can do some heavy lifting and are willing to be added to our call list for furniture pick up & delivery. You would not be responsible for driving the trailer, but assisting in doing the manual labor.  

 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org 


MONTHLY MISSION MOMENT

Join us at Outdoor Worship on Sunday, August 14th as we welcome Kendall Schoenike, Assistant Executive Director from Hope Street Ministry.

 

Hope Street is the Greenhouse for People on 26th and Capitol. We give broken men, women and children a safe place to grow. We cultivate hope and build community as we live out the ministry of Jesus on the northside of Milwaukee.

 

Hope Street provides housing and healing to men, women, and children whose lives have been profoundly affected by the toxic environment they grew up in, their own choices, or drug and alcohol abuse. Empowered by the active Grace of Christ, the staff, volunteers and members cultivate a nurturing community in which we can live, learn and develop new habits that help people flourish.

MISSION PARTNERS

THE CAPTIVE PROJECT – This outreach innovatively focuses on the urban community, targeting the high crime areas of Milwaukee with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, helping to promote unity within the Christian community as they mentor and disciple people in the heart of the city.

 

CITY ON A HILL – Located in the heart of Milwaukee - City on a Hill is working to break the cycle of generational poverty and bring transformation to central city neighborhoods.  Through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service, they are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster racial reconciliation.  We support this ministry financially.  

 

CONCORDIA SEMINARY STUDENT SUPPORT – Shepherd of the Hills is committed to financially helping men and women prepare to become full-time church workers.  We currently support men studying to become pastors and women preparing to be deaconesses at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LUTHERAN MISSIONARIES – The LCMS is a committed partner in caring for children with disabilities in the Dominican Republic, involved in mission work there since 2004.  After almost 10 years of work with many partners and God's blessings, we celebrate the establishment of several congregations, mission plants, the ordination of the first Dominican pastor, many seminarians studying for the pastoral office, the development of a deaconess training program, and the establishment of a group home for the custody and care of six orphaned children with disabilities.  Join us in prayer as we continue to lift up this important work.

 

FAMILY PROMISE – Their mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.  They recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response.  Family Promise responds by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers.  They provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families.  They also provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless; and educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

 

FREE AT LAST MINISTRIES – We partner financially with this ministry of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod that brings the love of Christ to those who are, or have been, incarcerated.  We work with brothers and sisters in Christ at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.

 

GIDEON’S INTERNATIONAL – They are a body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ.

 

GOD TOUCH MINISTRY – God Touch Ministry manages restoration homes for men and women who desire to build a relationship with Jesus Christ and build/rebuild relationships with their family & community.  Located in the city of Milwaukee, they partner with the Milwaukee County House of Correction and help people transition back into society by providing a healthy community of support and accountability around them.  Their restoration homes also provide a positive influence in the neighborhoods around each home.

 

HOPE CENTER – Hope Center of Waukesha has been helping local families with their basic needs of financial aid, food, clothing, and furniture for almost thirty years, free of charge.  

 

HOPE STREET MINISTRY – Filling a three-story apartment building at 2522 W. Capitol Drive in Milwaukee, Hope Street Ministry provides a safe place to live and a nurturing community for families dealing with the pain of addiction.

 

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – This multi-campus ministry is sharing the Gospel of Christ and transforming students and faculty, renewing campuses, and developing Christian leaders.  These campus communities witness the love of Jesus as they grow in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people, and God’s purposes in the world.  Volunteer opportunities arise periodically as we partner with our own missionary, Amy Jacobsen, Area Director for InterVarsity.

 

LINC MILWAUKEE – With the goal of making a comprehensive and coordinated effort to impact the City of Milwaukee with the Gospel, LINC Milwaukee is working to raise up local leaders in the church and plant new churches throughout Milwaukee.

 

LIVING HOPE INTERNATIONAL – This Christ-centered organization has embraced the mission to rescue children, train leaders and reach the nations with the Gospel.  Centered in Puebla, Mexico, this youth home has cared for nearly 500 vulnerable and at-risk children since 1994, providing a home, education, and even missionary training, as many of their youth graduate and seek to share the Gospel of Christ around the world.

 

LUMIN SCHOOLS – Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc. (LUMIN) is setting a new standard for effective, Christ-centered, results oriented urban education in Wisconsin. Under God's provision, they have developed a network of Lutheran schools that shares resources and expertise to create safe, high-quality Lutheran schools focused on educational success, leadership development and spiritual growth.  LUMIN currently operates five urban elementary schools affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and a sixth Christian school in Racine. Enrollment is at record numbers at nearly 1,600 students combined! Over 170 servant hearts make-up the staffs that are equipped and excited to serve God’s children.

 

LUTHERAN INDIAN MINISTRIES – This Native American ministry continues to reach out to people of all ages with the message of God’s love and His plan of salvation.  Recent financial support has helped with the construction of a new student center at Haskell LIGHT Campus Ministry in Lawrence, Kansas.  This student ministry center is located adjacent to the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University.

 

MADAGASCAR – Shepherd of the Hills is partnering with a Lutheran church and school in Madagascar in the rural village of Matsinjorano.  With the help of Vicar Jean Rajaonasy, we are building relationships with the children and families in Matsinjorano by providing hand-made quilts, school supplies, toys, and even tables and chairs for the school building, all with the goal of sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus.  

 

MISSION OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH – Mission of Christ is an LCMS Church located at 9th and Center in Milwaukee.  We partner with Mission of Christ by assisting in collecting and delivering clothing, household items, and food to their household and food pantry once a month.

 

NIKKI’S PLACE AGAPE HOME – Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Agape Home for babies with HIV/AIDS opened in May 1996 as a response to the plight of children impacted by the spread of HIV/AIDS across Thailand.  Many of the children who come to the Agape Home to live are, or are at risk of being, HIV positive.  Many of them have already lost their parents to AIDS, and there are no other options for their care.  Agape Home provides a loving family for 100+ children aged 0-21 years.

 

PLACE OF REFUGE MINISTRIES – This crisis shelter in South Wisconsin offers housing, parenting skills, and employment preparation to expecting mothers, while showering them with the message of unconditional love and forgiveness in Christ.  Thousands of women have been helped through this vital ministry. They are in regular need of items for mothers and babies, such as diapers, sleepers, baby shampoos, etc.

 

REDEEM AND RESTORE CENTER – Redeem and Restore Center exists to love, restore and support women and girls who have been rescued from domestic sex trafficking.  They exist to help women discover hope and a future – to truly be human again!

 

SOLES FOR JESUS – Soles for Jesus (SFJ) exists to share the love of Christ by distributing shoes to the underserved in sub Saharan Africa.  SFJ relies on churches, businesses, individuals, foundations and schools to provide the shoes, volunteer assistance, and funds necessary to send ocean freight shipments to Africa.  We support SFJ financially as a congregation, as well as assist in fundraising activities and preparing shoes for shipment to Africa.

 

SOUTH WISCONSIN DISTRICT OF THE LCMS – Shepherd of the Hills supports the work of the South Wisconsin District of the LCMS.  The resources we send are used to reach out in the name of Jesus to people all around our District.

 

ZACHARIAH'S ACRES – The mission of Zachariah's Acres, located in Oconomowoc, WI, is to connect children with special health care needs, and their families, to the miracles of nature so they may know their Creator.


MISSIONARIES TO:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Tirzah Krey, B.S.N., serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.  In her role as regional human care coordinator, Tirzah works alongside pastors, deaconesses and seminary students to promote community health and to complete congregation health visits.  She coordinates community health initiatives and fairs where mission plants are located in the region.  Tirzah conducts well-child checks and teaches health education inside Lutheran and public elementary schools.  She also serves with regional leadership to care and advocate for the missionaries and their families serving in the Latin America and Caribbean region in all aspects of their physical, spiritual and emotional health.  Tirzah intentionally shares the Gospel though the relationships she builds in all her activities.  Pray for Tirzah as she serves the churches and people around the Latin America and Caribbean region, especially in the Dominican Republic.  Ask God to give Tirzah strength and peace as she travels to build her prayer and financial support network.  Pray for her transition from Canada to the Dominican Republic.  Ask God to be with Tirzah as she experiences known and unknown challenges in the days and weeks ahead.  Let’s give God thanks that Tirzah has been appointed to this new position and that she is serving God and His Kingdom faithfully.

 

GERMANY – Deaconess Kim Bueltmann serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a missionary in Germany. Kim grew up in Central Illinois, and she currently is a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Whitefish Bay, Wis.  In her role as a deaconess, she assists German congregations in providing outreach to refugees from the Middle East.  She teaches these refugees and other new believers about the Christian faith and leads outreach activities.  She helps the refugees learn German and provides them compassionate support and friendship.  Pray for Kim as she serves in Germany.  Ask God to give her many opportunities to meet and witness to the Middle Eastern refugees who are living there.  Ask God to keep her and the other members of the LCMS mission team serving in Germany safe at all times.  Let us give thanks that Kim is serving God’s children in this part of the world.

 

INDIA – Our financial support of missionaries assists in leadership of a Bible School and Children’s Home.  More homes are needed for destitute children in need of help.  Please pray for this ministry - for rest and relief for the staff there, and that the Lord would lead their vision and enable His work through His people.