2021 Special Appeal
Wherever you are on your journey of faith, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church welcomes you with Open Hearts, Open Minds, and an Open Table. We celebrate you exactly as God made and calls you. As we move more fully into 2021 and into the last stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are embarking on a one-year special appeal as a congregation.
Our Goal: $200,000
The 2021 Special Appeal...
...is part of the ongoing ministry of this congregation.
The appeal will fund exciting changes in our Children, Youth, and Families programming that open doors to serve all ages and stages of life faithfully and engagingly.
...funds transformative opportunities AND ministries already in motion.
This Special Appeal will support the interweaving of new and old ways of being church! From digital worship to sharing with our neighbors, faithful ministry is sometimes groundbreaking and sometimes tried-and-true.
...sets us up to transition from fully digital to hybrid ministry.
The appeal will allow us to make these transitions in ways that honor our congregational values and our commitments to our neighbors and to one another.
Click the here and select “Special Appeal” in the drop-down menu
WRITE A CHECK
You can send us a one-time or monthly check with “Special Appeal” in the memo line each time.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY STAFFING
Support for additional CYF staffing that cultivates intergenerational relationship, develops new and emerging leaders, creates a space for all our youth to belong and grow as disciples.
IN-PERSON & DIGITAL MINISTRY: ONE MISSION, HYBRID COMMUNITY
Returning to in-person ministry in ways that honor our dreams, values, and care for one another and reflect the ways we’ve grown and changed as a community over the past year.
Expanding the forms of online ministry that have flourished this past year as we return to doing much of our shared life in person.
This is our third year of continued mission support for this ELCA congregation of our neighbors in Scott and Carver Counties worshiping in Spanish and serving one another in the name of the Gospel.
We are thankful for all of the ways you give to Shepherd of the Lake: prayer and learning, service and worship, offering and creative imagination. We are who we are because YOU are with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this special appeal relate to the Annual Appeal?
Both the Special Appeal and the Annual Appeal support our witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is creative and faithful. We make an appeal each year to support the church’s annual fund. We make special appeals like this one to support emerging ministry needs and opportunities.
Does this special appeal contribute to our debt Reduction?
Forward Together and the upcoming three-year appeal are designed to put 50c of each dollar toward reducing the principal on our mortgage. 100% of this Special Appeal will go to the ministry areas we focus on.