Outreach

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Our Mission and Purpose

…to make Christ known through Christian outreach to nurture our community, family, and personal relationship with God through living examples. Specifically, we strive to provide support and aid to those within and beyond our community, working to involve the church membership at large.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the king will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and cloth you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

The Outreach Team believes this Biblical passage exemplifies the mission and purpose of our outreach ministry. We seek to reach out to those in need in a caring, Christ centered approach. Our main initiative at Lord of Grace is alleviating hunger.

Some of our outreach ministries include:

In-Reach

Assisting members and friends of Lord of Grace with meals or other small services when faced with an illness, hospital stay, new baby at home, etc.  Contact: Carol Buuck # 405-2820, email: cbuuck@comcast.net

Prayer Chain – Matthew 21:22 “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

  • Please click on the link below and leave information so that we can pray for you, or someone you know that is in need of prayer.
  • Prayer Requests

Marana Food Bank

Contact: Carol Buuck, # 405-2820, email cbuuck@comcast.net

Year-long food drive benefiting the Marana Food Bank – Donations accepted any time during church office hours, or services on Sundays. Please leave donations in the cabinets on the north side of the church foyer/lobby.

Packing food boxes at the Marana Food Bank – anyone is welcome to assist us in packing food boxes at the Marana Food Bank! Usually takes only a few hour commitment!

Marana School District Summertime food boxes for students – Students who receive lunches in school usually go without lunches during the summer months. Donations of food or grocery gift cards accepted anytime during church office hours or Sunday services. Please leave donations in the cabinets on the north side of the church foyer/lobby.

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God’s Work Our Hands

Annual Service day with ELCA, service projects conducted throughout weekend of September 11th

Projects include Habitat for Humanity builds, Marana Food Bank box packing, intergenerational crafts for Alzheimer patients, and more.

Celebration and volunteer appreciation potluck for all those assisting in a project over the service weekend

Interfaith Community Services

Lord of Grace is a member congregation of Interfaith Community Services –  a nonprofit, social services agency serving Pima County, Arizona, including metropolitan Tucson. With support from diverse faith partners, compassionate volunteers and hundreds of community friends, ICS fills critical gaps in human services. We help those less fortunate meet basic living requirements.

Contact: Carol Buuck, # 405-2820, email cbuuck@comcast.net

Habitat for Humanity

Contact: Chris Kollen email:Lizzykollen@comcast.net

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

Contact: Carol Buuck, # 405-2820, email cbuuck@comcast.net

  • Food and grocery gift card drive of specific Thanksgiving meal items during Thanksgiving holiday. Donations go to known needy families in our immediate community.

Adopt-a-Family

Contact: Erica Yngve #520-576-2646, email: ericayngve@yahoo.com

  • Provide gifts and groceries for families/children in need in our community during the Christmas season.