LCC K-9s Comfort Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Following Shooting TragedyAfter a deadly school shooting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 took the life of one student and injured more, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited by Our Savior Lutheran Church in Centennial, Colorado, to be with students, first responders and the community.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Cubby Comfort Dog, based at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, was first to arrive on Tuesday and quickly connected with students at several vigils. Three other K-9 teams from Nebraska joined Team Cubby later that evening: Katie Comfort Dog (Trinity – Fremont, Nebraska), Joanna Comfort Dog (Christ Lincoln – Lincoln, Nebraska) and Moses Comfort Dog (Christ Lutheran – Cairo, Nebraska).
Support Still Needed for Nebraska Communities Affected by FloodingHope, healing, and help continue to be needed in Fremont, Nebraska, and the surrounding communities damaged by the recent floods. Lutheran Church Charities continues to provide support to the LCMS churches in Fremont and Lincoln, Nebraska, as they continue to be the boots and paws on the ground to those in need. They are very appreciative of the financial support they continue to receive.
Join LCC President/CEO Tim Hetzner at 7PM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL, for a Presentation titled “Three Days and Three Nights: How Can That Be?”If Jesus was crucified on Friday and the tomb was empty on Sunday Morning, where do we get three days and three nights?
Join Tim Hetzner, President/CEO of Lutheran Church Charities, as he answers this puzzling question May 19, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N Hicks Rd, Palatine, IL 60067. Tim also looks at the "apparent" contradictions in the Gospels surrounding the Passion Narrative of Jesus and shows how when understanding the historical background the "apparent" contradictions disappear!
LCC Welcomes New Comfort Dogs-in-Training!Join LCC in welcoming LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs-in-Training
Jemimah, Claudia, Keren, and Eden! They are a wonderful
group of pups who have a lot to learn but are definitely up
for the challenge. We have no doubt about it! These puppies
are being trained to one day be placed with a church or school
to bring the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of
Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.
Your Donations Needed to Support LCC LERT Chainsaw Teams Helping Those in Need During DisasterLutheran Church Charities and all of the LERT teams are prepared to serve wherever they are needed. In order to be prepared, they have a tremendous need for a dump trailer to complete all of the work for those affected by a disaster. This would give the teams the capability to transport cut trees and other debris to the road for city pickup, or haul it to a designated dump site in the town we are working in.
LCC has ordered an 18’ x 96” Workhouse Dual Tandem Gooseneck Dump Trailer with 24” sides that our heavy equipment would be able to load with trees and debris safely and efficiently for hauling at a cost of $19,150. It also has slide out loading ramps to load and transport a bobcat, ditch witch, or small tractor to a site for use.
LCC President / CEO Commencement Speaker at Concordia University St Paul and Receives Honorary Doctorate from Concordia St. PaulOn Saturday, May 11, LCC President / CEO Tim Hetzner was the commencement speaker at Concordia St. Paul, Minnesota (CSP) graduation ceremony and brought a special guest on stage in LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Gideon (St. Michael’s – Bloomington, Minnesota). Tim graduated from CSP in 1978. Tim was also given the high honor of an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from CSP on Saturday by Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries, President, Concordia St. Paul.
LCC would like to extend congratulations to Tim Hetzner!
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation.
For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.
Lutheran Church Charities offers a variety of in-depth live Bible studies, small group studies, extended year-long courses and online courses for
WORD Bible study classes are non-denominational and open to anyone regardless of church affiliation (or lack of). This is a safe environment to study the Bible.
When invited, Lutheran Church Charities responds to crisis situations within 24 hours of the time it is safe to do so.
Following tragic events, immediate response by LCC K-9 Ministries brings comfort to individuals and families directly impacted, first responders, and volunteers – always in the name of Jesus Christ.
The ministries of Lutheran Church Charities are followed by local, national and international media, specifically in the areas of LCC K-9 Ministries, Disaster Response and Crisis Response. To read more about how LCC shares the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to the communities we serve, follow us In The News.
Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and veteran handlers, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs and law enforcement officer handlers are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation. For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.