URGENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED!HAITIAN MOTHER OF THREE BATTLING COVID-19 IN MIAMI, FLORIDA HOSPITAL
Faithful, dedicated, and hard-working member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Because of your generous donations, this need has been met! The single mom was able to pay the full fee for the Nicor gas meter to be moved, which was causing the daughter's health problems.
A check with your donations was delivered to the mom by Barb Boge, a member of Prince of Peace, Palatine, Illinois.
The generosity of the Rogers Family will bless:
- the homeless and underserved in Chicago at St. Matthew's Soup Kitchen
- the school and community of Christ the King, Chicago
- a local seminary and ethnic ministry at Iglesia San Pablo, Aurora
- the ministry at WalCamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center in Kingston
- the LCC Mobile Kitchen used for Disaster Response
- community outreach events of Immanuel, Batavia
- Tabor, Chicago to bless the outreach and community services to a diverse urban community of 64 different languages
Our volunteers came from 11 congregations around the district:
- Mike Flaherty – St. Peter, Arlington Heights
- Steve MacKay – Immanuel, Palatine
- Bob Morris – Immanuel, Palatine
- Bob Desiron – Immanuel, Des Plaines
- Nancy Blasé – Trinity, Roselle
- Dusan Kolesar – St. Paul, Mt. Prospect
- Jan Boerman – Trinity, Lisle
- Mike Kostecki, Trinity, Lisle
- David Vollrath – Good Shepherd, Elgin
- Sam Woodson – St. James Chicago
- Alan Ahr – Faith, Arlington Heights
- Alex Merlo and a father and adult son – Iglesia San Pablo
- Emily Pacyga – Tabor, Chicago
Volunteer Help Needed with Rummage Sale to Benefit Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry Expansion Project
Volunteer Help Needed: October 17, 19, 20 and 21
Rummage Sale: October 22 – 23
Proceeds will help RLOM open a Christ-centered maternity home (coming soon in the Northern Illinois District) for single moms in crisis. The Maternity Home will offer them help, hope, a safe place to live, and a loving family atmosphere - all without cost to the residents to live there while they have an opportunity to finish their education, get a better job, and build life skills (budgeting, saving, and household management) for a brighter future.
CLICK HERE for a flyer including a list of needed items, as well as the rummage drop-off, sale dates, and times. Help is needed for set-up, sorting, pricing, and organizing pre-sale; cashiers, baggers, and floor helpers during the sale; and end of sale box-up and tear down. Please also help us get the word out about this sale by inviting family and friends to come shop for household treasures!
Contact event organizer Lois Prokosch (a member at Immanuel, Elmhurst) by phone or text at 630-935-2744 or email at email@example.com for questions or to sign up to volunteer.
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Honors Women Veterans at the First All-Female Veteran Honor Flight Chicago
Brianna is 28-years-old and serves in the U.S. Army National Guard. She is majoring in physical therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Her work with the military led her to her major as she wants to help and work with veterans in their physical rehabilitation once she graduates.
“I’m hoping that when I graduate, I can use dogs to help with physical therapy for veterans. My goal throughout my career is to provide better access to vets and soldiers serving in the military and better promote injury prevention measures through physical therapy. I think using animals in that setting will greatly help stressed or frustrated soldiers stay optimistic and motivated to overcome whatever ailment they may have,“ shares Brianna.
"I am excited to be part of the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and have been looking forward to attending the first All-Female Veteran Honor Flight Chicago. It was a wonderful opportunity for Kare 9 Sage and me to serve the brave women veterans, connect with them, and thank them for their service. It was great to see in person the women who helped to shape the role of females in the military. Being there and seeing how easily these women bonded with each other and me without ever meeting before proved there's more than just a brotherhood in the military. Having an event dedicated to women was great because, without them, we wouldn't have the female presence in the military like we do today," said Brianna.
LCC is honored to have played a small part in the first All-Female Veteran Honor Flight Chicago and show support to these inspiring women veterans. It was a privilege to honor them and to let them know that they haven't been forgotten. Thank you for your service!
The following LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and their veteran handlers and/or ministry partners served at the first All-Female Veteran Honor Flight Chicago on October 6, 2021:
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Amos (Our Savior's Way - Ashburn, Virginia) with U.S. Army Veteran Gary Cummings
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Asher (Faith - Lake Forest, Illinois) with U.S. Army Veteran Bill Hume
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (LCC Squad) with U.S. Navy Veteran Gene Weisbecker
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Flex (LCC Squad) with U.S. Army Veteran Fred Vanstrom
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Nigel (LCC Staff) with U.S. Army Veteran Jim Morrison
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Sage (Concordia University Wisconsin - Mequon, Wisconsin) with U. S. Army National Guardsman Brianna Neumeyer
We are so grateful to all the firefighters who risk their lives for us every day. One way we can help these heroes is by educating ourselves on fire prevention.
All week long, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were busy visiting fire departments across the country during Fire Prevention Week.
It was very well run, and included activity stations for the kids to learn different aspects of fire safety and ambulance experiences. The firefighters were so nice to all of us!! They can't wait to come back and visit. Thank you to all of the first responders that welcomed us and opened their doors to their community.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Bekah & Kye (Immanuel - Belvidere, Illinois), Mary (St. Paul's - Janesville, Wisconsin), and Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois) had such a fun time at the Belvidere Fire Department Open House. It was a great way to kick off Fire Prevention Week and meet many new friends.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Mahlah (Our Savior - Milford, Illinois) enjoyed spending time with the heroes of the Watseka Fire Department. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eve (St. John’s - Lombard, Illinois) did a great job greeting the kids at the Lombard Fire Department Open House! It was great to reunite with the firemen, police, and the local community. We hope the Fire Departments were feeling all our appreciation this week!
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs-in-Training Asa and Moriah, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Jacob (LCC Staff) and Myra (St. Andrews - Park Ridge, Illinois) had a wonderful time at the Addison Fire Protection District Open House as they visited with kids and adults. We thank these firefighters for their protection every day.
The last two years, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Aaron & Gomer (St. John’s - Napa, California), Micah (Light of the Valley - Elk Grove, California), Rahab (St. Andrews - Stockton, California), and Reuben (First Lutheran - Yuba City, California) and their ministry teams had the honor to visit and comfort the many Cal Fire Fighters and those that support them.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jael was also invited to George Earl Elementary for a fire prevention week. Jael Comfort Dog greeted the Hobart firefighters who came to the early learning center. She listened with the children while they learned how fires are put out. It was a wonderful day to listen as the children heard the firemen talk about fighting fires with their equipment and truck. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jael was also able to visit each classroom and spend time with the students while her handler read a book about other types of working dogs.
They had the honor of meeting the new Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Fire Chief on his first day on the job, a groundbreaking of a brand new fire station in Johnstown, Colorado, and several firefighters coming off of calls rescuing and helping people, tired and worn. They have standing invitations to visit anytime and even to stay overnight!
Bonnie Fear, LCC K-9 Crisis Response Coordinator says, "Through these visits, we learned that we have mutual respect for each other. One word we have in common in our mission statements is Compassion. I love that, and we see that in each and every firefighter we meet. The 'thank you's,' smiles, and 'this is the best thing ever' keep us going back to visit them. May God continue to bless them and keep them safe as they exemplify Commitment, Compassion, and Courage. Thank you, firefighters, for what you do day in and day out."
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
Isaac Comfort Dog and his handlers had an opportunity to attend the National Faith and Blue Weekend put on by the Spokane Police Chaplaincy, Spokane Police Foundation, and City of Spokane Police Department to build bridges and break biases between the police department and the community. There were the chaplains, bomb squad, SPD & SWAT teams there.
The team at Redeemer, Spokane Valley, Washington, are eager to serve the police officers of their community with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Isaac as their bridge to share the mercy, compassion, and presence of Jesus Christ. Isaac Comfort Dog and his team are excited to be part of God's plan to serve the police in their community.
On Sunday, October 10, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Brutus (LCC Squad) and Nigel (LCC Staff), joined members of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois in cheering on the runners of the 43rd Chicago Marathon. First St. Paul’s is Chicago’s oldest Lutheran Congregation celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year. Many runners and spectators stopped by to greet the Kare 9s and get some love and comfort.
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