Your Donations Make a Difference
PASTOR KARL FAY THANKS LCC DONORS FOR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAITHFUL CONGREGATION MEMBERS BURDENED WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES
Additional donations were presented by LCC staff member Debra Baran to Pastor Karl Fay of Prince of Peace, Palatine, Illinois to support a couple burdened with ongoing and extraordinary medical concerns and expenses. They are extremely grateful and thank all for the financial support and continued prayers in this difficult time.
PASTOR greg hoffman THANKS LCC DONORS FOR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR a family of six who lost everything in a house fire
Pastor Greg Hoffman of St. Paul in Rochelle, Illinois presented more donations from LCC to a family who lost everything when their home burned down to the ground on February 14. The family of six still lives in a hotel room and the funds will help in their rebuilding process. The family is grateful and feels blessed form the gifts of God's people with hope of a new home.
PASTOR KARL FAY THANKS LCC DONORS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAITHFUL CONGREGATION MEMBERS BURDENED WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES
First donations were presented by LCC staff member Marta Rees to Pastor Karl Fay of Prince of Peace, Palatine, Illinois to support a couple burdened with ongoing and extraordinary medical concerns and expenses.
your donations bring relief to the philippines
Thanks to your generous donations LCC was able to send support to the Philippines as they recover from the damage caused by Typhoon Ursula and an earthquake We received this report from Tim Sivesind (Lord of Life, La Fox, Illinois) who helped distribute the relief:
Greeting in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
It was an honor to help distribute funds to Typhoon Ursula and earthquake victims in Mindanao through your generosity. The earthquake in Mindanao actually did more damage than the typhoon in Leyte. Pastor Edwin, one of the pastors here in Maasin City, told me that there were many churches that were badly damaged in Mindanao.
My wife and I went to Naval with 2 pastors from Southern Leyte to the Island of Biliran to distribute funds to Ursula victims there. We met with a pastor from Naval and gave checks to the victims, they were very grateful for the help provided. It was an awesome experience to be a small part of the process. Pastor Edwin did an excellent job of organizing the distribution. I hope we can help again sometime.
Thank you again for your generosity.
PASTOR greg hoffman THANKS LCC DONORS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR a family of six who lost everything in a house fire
A first check of donations for the family was presented by LCC volunteer, Bob Morris to Pastor Greg Hoffmann and Parish Nurse, Marcy Schnorr at St. Paul, Rochelle, Illinois. The family is currently staying in a hotel room and is still in need of long-term financial assistance until everything is finalized with their insurance and rebuilding begins.
christ the king thanks donors and lcc volunteers for furniture donation and delivery to a congregation member in need
LCC volunteer Bob Desiron delivered a box truck loaded with furniture for Timona Liddel, member of Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois. Bob was met by Pastor John Brazeal, two congregation members, and five students from Christ the King School who helped unload the furniture and carry it to the 12th floor. Thank you to the donors and the volunteers for making it possible, and for being the hands and feet of Jesus.
thank you to lcc volunteers for making three donation pickups in one day to serve two congregations
Thank you to LCC volunteers (pictured left to right) Richard Habegger, his wife Bonnie, and Bob Desiron for making three donation pickups in one day that met the needs of two families and congregations of Christ The King, Chicago, Illinois and Immanuel, Des Plaines, Illinois.
pastor ROD KRUEGER thanks LCC donors for FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TWO FAMILIES IN NEED
Donations were presented by LCC Staff member, Dianna Bonfield to Pastor Rod Krueger of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Thank you for your donations to support two families.Their financial needs have been met!
pastor eric stefanski thanks donors for a gracious gift
Dear friends in Christ Jesus,
I had the privilege of receiving LCC’s very generous gift to my family from the hand of Jason Glaskey, Top Dog for LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Louie (Immanuel Lutheran - Joplin, Missouri), and to share with one another how much the work done and gifts given by the supporters of LCC have meant to both of us. Our parish’s central heating unit came as a donation through LCC, as did our previous organ (destroyed when a vehicle crashed through the wall of our church), and the partnership with LCC in training and connecting with those in need of a comfort dog visit (and especially after their team’s van was riddled with gunfire!) mean the world to Jason and everyone at Immanuel. Thank you so much for your extraordinarily gracious gift to us and all you do to meet the needs of so many!
Pastor Eric Stefanski and Family
“Comedor San Mateo” Soup Kitchen at St. Matthew Lutheran Church thanks donors for continued support of their ministry
Donations were presented by LCC Volunteer Bob Morris to Pastor Cesar Sifuentes of “Comedor San Mateo” Soup Kitchen at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois. Your donations enable Pastor Sifuentes to do the important work of St. Matthew as they continue to reach out and serve those in need in their community.
NEED MET - Your generous donations provide financial assistance with rent for a young family who is going through some tough times
Sincere thanks to LCC donors for being living examples of Christ's love to this young family who found themselves in a difficult situation. Their generous gifts allowed me, as this family's Pastor, to place into their hands a very tangible reminder of what the free and unconditional love of Christ and His church looks like.
This young mom was absolutely overwhelmed with emotion at the presentation of the gift, and kept commenting about how it was such a clear answer to prayer.
I would also like to share the good news that the husband/father has been hired for a new job, which will hopefully last until his regular job begins again in the spring. Yet another answer to prayer! Isn't our God just awesome??!!
This family is incredibly thankful for the outpouring of love and support!
Blessings and peace to you!
Pastor Karl Gibbs
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carrollton, Missouri
NEED MET - Your donations help CHRIST THE KING GRADUATE TO CONTINUE ADVANCED COUNSELOR DEGREE TO SERVE HIS COMMUNITY
Donations were presented to Pastor John and Geri Brazeal from Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois for former student and graduate Darrell to help pay his student loan balance for transcripts needed to obtain a Master of Social Work Degree. He is one of three full scholarship picks from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Adams College of Social Work. The need has been met!
NEED MET - Your donations help YOUNG MAN IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH RENT
Thank you to all the donors who responded to the financial request from Calvary Lutheran Church Congregational President, Denney Smith in Watseka, Illinois for financial assistance with rent for a young man who is going through some tough times. The need has been met!
NEED MET - Your donations help MOTHER OF TWO IN NEED OF URGENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HEAT THIS WINTER
Thank you to all the donors who responded to the financial request from Pastor Steve Hayden, Lake Oconee Lutheran Church in Eatonton, Georgia to help a single mom with two high school aged children in need of urgent financial assistance for heat this winter. This need has been met!
Your donations make it possible for Pastor Shehab and Salam Christian Fellowship to share Jesus with Muslim refugees
Pastor Hesham Shehab from Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois picked up a check to assist a family with rent and to pay for vehicle repairs for the ministry van.
Your donations help Pastor Shehab and volunteers to reach out to Arabic and Farsi speaking Christian refugees, and Muslim refugees who do not know Jesus as Savior with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
LCC Thanks IMMANUEL (DES PLAINES, illinois) AND EILEEN AND BOB DESIRON for VARIOUS DONATIONS AND DELIVERY
On Monday, December 9, Eileen and Bob Desiron, LCC volunteers and members of Immanuel, Des Plaines, Illinois delivered 400 bars of soap, 60 care kits, and 14 poinsettias from Immanuel, and three boxes of arts and craft supplies, and other ministry supplies from LCC to Christ the King, Chicago, Illinois. Students from Christ the King Lutheran School unloaded the donations.
Eileen and Bob also delivered 400 bars of soap and 240 care kits to St. Matthew, Chicago, Illinois. St. Matthew will use these donations to serve the homeless and the poor who visit their soup kitchen.
LCC Thanks Redeemer Lutheran (Waukegan, illinois) for Quilt Donation
A special thank you to all the quilters at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waukegan, Illinois and to Pastor Wayne Jahn who delivered 48 quilts to LCC on Tuesday, October 29.
The very next day, 20 of the quilts were delivered to
St. Matthew's Soup Kitchen in Chicago, Illinois to be distributed to those in need; one quilt to a young woman who lost everything in a house fire.
Another 26 quilts were picked up by Christ the King Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, Illinois. Some will go to seniors and others will be taken to the tent city in Chicago and given to the homeless. The remaining quilts will go to a new Hispanic ministry at Faith Lutheran in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Your gift came at just the right time as the temperatures dropped significantly!
LCC Thanks Immanuel, Des Plaines
and the Volunteers For Delivering
Donated Text Books
Thank you to LCC Volunteers and members of Immanuel Lutheran in Des Plaines, Illinois, Bill and Vicki Maher, and Bob and Eileen Desiron for delivering 141 boxes of library text books and school supplies to Scarce Text Book Rescue in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
The items were donated by Immanuel Lutheran in Des Plaines. These donations will take on a second life as they go to schools that cannot afford to upgrade their curriculum.
Your Donations Help Prince of Peace to Reunite
Family Members from Pakistan
On Sunday, August 18, LCC Director of Communications, Debra Baran, presented additional donations received to Rev. Karl Fay, Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois. The Emmanuel Family is greatly humbled and blessed by the outpouring of love and support. Due to the generosity of LCC donors, they are now able to purchase the total airfare needed to bring Pastor Alfred, his family and Umbreen to the United States.
Plans are that Umbreen will arrive mid-September and Pastor Alfred and his family will arrive mid-October.
LCC Thanks DONORS for DONATIONS
TO purchase 24' dump trailer
Lutheran Church Charities wishes to thank our generous donors for donations that allowed us to purchase a 24’ dump trailer for use in disaster response work.
The trailer was delivered last week and the LCC LERT teams are excited to have it! The equipment will serve dual purpose of transporting a bobcat to a location, and to load and haul debris, and trees from homeowners' properties affected by storms. It will add to our level of professionalism we strive to bring when invited to serve in a disaster affected area.
LCC Thanks DONORS for DONATIONS TO CHRIST THE KING SENIOR CENTER
Pastor John Brazeal from Christ the King Lutheran Church, (Chicago, Illinois) stopped by the LCC office to pick up a check for donations to Christ the King’s Senior Center. He also picked up a van that had been donated by David and Karen Dierking, members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle (Illinois). The generous donation of the van will allow Pastor Brazeal to continue to expand Christ the King’s outreach into their community. While at LCC, Pastor John was able to load up and take back to Christ the King books donated from the library of St. John Lutheran Church, Northbrook (Illinois). The books will be put to good use at Christ the King's school and in the community.
LCC Thanks Immanuel Lutheran for Providing a New Freezer for Comedor San Mateo Soup Kitchen
Pastor Cesar Sifuentes from St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois) reached out to LCC asking for help with the replacement of a freezer at Comedor San Mateo Soup Kitchen. The freezer stopped working suddenly. Mrs. Janice Hamning from Rays of Hope at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mokena, Illinois contacted Pastor Sifuentes and told him that they would cover the cost of a new freezer so that St. Matthew could continue to reach out to the community and feed the hungry in Jesus’ Name.
LCC Thanks Donors for Donations to Phil’s Friends
This past week LCC received a donation of pencils, pens, colored markers, two tape dispensers, 12 rolls of packaging tape, and three new throw blankets. The donations will help Phil’s Friends to continue their mission of bringing support and hope to those affected by cancer.
LCC Thanks St. Paul Lutheran (Chicago, Illinois) for Quilts Donation
This past week LCC received a donation of 12 beautiful quilts from the ladies at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). The quilts were donated to disaster relief or other people in need.
During this past Sunday’s morning worship, St. Paul’s Pastor, Rev. Daniel J. Teller, blessed and dedicated the quilts to be given to those in need by LCC.
LCC Thanks Donors for Helping Salam Christian Fellowship Hire an Administrative Assistant
Thank you to all the donors who support the Ministry of Pastor Hesham Shehab and Salam Christian Fellowship. Your generosity is enabling this growing ministry to take a step in faith and hire an administrative assistant. Amir is a computer whiz, fluent in Arabic and English. In addition to all he does in the office, he is also able to assist Pastor Shehab with providing social services to immigrant families in need. The fund needed for this year for the part-time position is $13,000. They hope that Salam will be able in the future to hire Amir full-time. Due to your donations, Pastor Shehab picked up a check toward the $13,000 goal on Sunday, June 9.
He was also grateful to receive a supply of books, “A Case for Easter” by Lee Strobel, which he will use for those seeking and wanting to know Jesus.
LCC Thanks Bush Office Furniture for Donation
Thank you to Jeff Boberg of St. Paul Canfield; Sam Woodson of St James, Chicago; Bob Desiron of Immanuel, Des Plaines and Amir Chehab of Salam Christian Fellowship who on Friday, June 31 volunteered their time to pick up and deliver furniture to the storage space for Salam Christian Fellowship. Salam uses the furniture to assist families in need that they serve in sharing the love of Christ.
Thank You LCC Donors
Lutheran Church Charities thanks its donors for their generosity in helping others in need. Donations were sent to the following:
Family Financial Assistance Fund – Our Redeemer, Prospect Heights, Illinois
Financial Assistance Fund – Our Redeemer, Prospect Heights, Illinois
Our Saviour, Chicago, Illinois (Norwood Park) Family
CLMMA – Admin Assistant Fund
Folding Machine Donated to Salam Christian Fellowship
A donation of a folding machine from Jack's (pictured) business to Salam Christian Fellowship will make a difference and help Salam reach out to people through mailings.
Thank You Immanuel – Palatine, Illinois, Quilting Group
On Thursday, April 25, Betty Franz and Jan Pemoller, members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois, delivered 18 homemade quilts to Lutheran Church Charities to be given out during Disaster Response deployments. A special thank you to Betty, Jan, and all the ladies of the Immanuel Palatine quilting group who put together these quilts that will touch the lives of hurting people in Jesus Name.
Thank You St. John’s Mission Quilters
Alice Lejeck with St. John’s Mission Quilters in Lombard, Illinois, brought 12 handmade quilts their group made to donate to the Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Response ministry. The LCC Disaster Response teams will take these on disaster deployments and give to the families they assist. They are always so appreciated and a blessing to the recipients. Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response, was pleased to accept these quilts and extends thanks from LCC for this gift.
Vehicle Donation Helps Future Deaconess
Pastor Angel Morales from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois, contacted LCC for assistance in securing a vehicle for a woman who is helping with him in outreach ministry. She currently is in the Deaconess studies at Concordia University. LCC was able to provide a vehicle that was donated by James and Korey Wysocki, members of Mt. Olive in Rockford, Illinois. LCC thanks the Wysocki’s for their donation to help this faithful servant.
CLICK HERE to watch Responding to the Needs of God’s People video testimony from Pastor Angel Morales and Reverend Michael Mast, Mission Facilitator, Northern Illinois District - LCMS
LCC President /CEO Tim Hetzner Accepts Donation from the Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation
On Wednesday, March 13, LCC President /CEO Tim Hetzner attended the Rotary Club of Palatine’s Allocation Awards Ceremony held at the Cotillion Banquets in Palatine, Illinois. Lutheran Church Charities was the recipient of a share of the donations raised during their annual Oktoberfest. LCC thanks the Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation for their generous donation.
On Tuesday, February 26, Ray Pagels from the LCMS Foundation presented Tim Hetzner, LCC President / CEO, with donations bequeathed to LCC.
The LCMS Foundation is the primary provider of charitable expertise for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The Foundation has decades of charitable expertise, helping to ensure that families are provided for and beloved ministries are supported.
The LCMS Foundation serves our Lord and our Church by providing trained professionals to assist individuals and ministry congregations in practicing Biblical, Christ-centered stewardship. Their trusted, professional gift planning counselors throughout the United States are skilled leaders who have helped thousands discover God’s plan for them and their families.
For more information on the services of the LCMS Foundation, visit www.lcmsfoundation.org or contact Ray Pagels, CDE, LCMS Foundation, Christian Gift Planning Counselor, 402 W. Ladd Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 or (224) 387-3857.
Thanks to the generosity of LCC donors, financial assistance was sent to the following ministries:
Salam Christian Fellowship:
Salam Mission Rent Assistance Fund
CLMMA Heater Fund
Egyptian Convert Rent Assistance Fund
Help with Medication Fund
Iraqi Refugee Rent Assistance Fund
St. Matthew Lutheran Church – Chicago, Illinois:
Comedor San Mateo Soup Kitchen
Thank You for Your Donation
In January, Connie Fuller brought in four large boxes of household items. Part of the donation benefited a family of five, the parents and 3 boys ages six and under, that St. Paul Canfield in Chicago, Illinois, is assisting as the mother goes through cancer treatments. LCC will provide the rest of the donation to Military Outreach who assists the VA by providing household items, furniture and basic essential items to homeless veterans who move into an unfurnished apartment.
Thanks to the generosity of LCC Donors, LCC provided financial assistance to the following ministry need:
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Expansion Fund – St. Louis, Missouri
Thank You St. Matthew Hawthorn Woods Ladies Aid
Lutheran Church Charities extends a gracious thank you to the Ladies Aid Society at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. On January 13, Tim Hetzner, President / CEO, received a generous donation to be used for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry that was gifted to them as a bequest from a long-time member who passed away last year. St. Matthew is the home of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ladel and Malachi. The Ladies Aid donation will be used to bring comfort to people in need.
Connecting God’s People to Share His Gifts With One Another
Last year, Lutheran Church Charities was contacted by Lutheran Special School in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, for help in securing critical resources for their new building which serves children with special needs. Dianna Bonfield, LCC Deaconess and Volunteer Coordinator for Congregational Outreach Support, worked closely with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, to coordinate several churches that closed their school to share their resources with LSS, including a school bus.
CLICK HERE to hear firsthand how these donations are making a difference for Lutheran Special School.
Lutheran Special School and LCC extend a heartfelt thank you to the churches, their members, and all of the volunteers for giving them the resources to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to their students and families.
Comedor San Mateo Soup Kitchen
LCC received the following email on December 13, 2018, from Rev. Cesar Sifuentes, Pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois:
The love and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your loved ones. I consider it a privilege to be writing this thank-you note to you. Thank you for your generous donation to help support St. Matthew’s faith mission. We thank God almighty for the blessings we received by sharing Christ’s love and compassion with the people of Chicago’s Pilsen Community.
I will always pray for you and remember to always serve with love and compassion for the poor. I pray the Lord continues to bless your efforts to assist St. Matthew’s self-supporting mission.
Rev. Cesar Sifuentes, Pastor