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Outreach and Service

Missions

Giving Ourselves Away for Christ!

  • Did you know that Edison Park gives away over 15% of its offerings to mission beyond our walls! In addition special projects add to helping others.
  • A total of 87,835 was given in 2014, a 2.7% increase over 2013. Thank you!
  • A total of $ 90,730 was given in 2015, a 3.3% growth over 2014. Thank you!
  • Given In 2016 – $75,204:

    •ELCA/Metro Chicago Synod - $41,501

    •Missionary Kevin Jacobson, Suriname - $8,347

    •Special gift to ELCA Missionary Fund - $200

    Young Adults in Global Mission-S. Africa - $3,717

    •World Hunger - $5,893

    •Disaster Relief - $ 630

    •Holy Family School - $7,597

    Monthly support - $3,097

    Bucks for Books - $4,500

    •Other

    Local family emergency help - $1,090

    Plaster House, Tanzania - $ 645

    New Hope Food Pantry (Hunger Bowl) - $1,350

    New Hope Food Pantry (Christmas Festival) - $1,000

    South Sudan - $ 1,000

    LSSI - $172

    Phils' Friends - $100

    Sub-total - $72,242

    •EPLC Mission Bazaar - $2,962

    Bazaar Income - $2,962

    Thrivent action temas - $250

    Dispersed - $2,962

    Dispersed to:

    ELCA Good Gifts - $ 1,500

    (Train helath team, share of a well, microloans)

    Luth. World Relief Quilt Program - $462

    ELCA Disaster Response - $ 1,000

    Given In 2014 – $87,835:

    •ELCA/Metro Chicago Synod - $43,947

    •Missionary Kevin Jacobson, Suriname - $11,151

    •Special gift to ELCA Missionary Fund - $240

    •Lutheran Social Services of IL (LSSI) - $3,935

    •World Hunger - $9,386

    •Disaster Relief - Malaria - $ 827

    •Holy Family School - $5,120

    oMonthly support - $3,280

    oBucks for Books - $1,840

    •Other

    oLocal family emergency help - $1,203

    oHoly Family Church After School Program - $1,040

    oGreater Food Depository - $651

    oNew Hope Food Pantry - $2,875

    opayton Williamsn - $1,940

    oHeifer International Project- $20

    oK-9 Comfort Dogs - $500

    oLutheran Parnters in Global Ministry - $500

    oParnter Congregation San Lucas- $500

    Sub-total - $83,835

    •EPLC Mission Bazaar

    oBazaar Income - $4,000

    oThrivent Match - $1,000

    Dispersed - $3,000

    oDispersed to:

    ELCA Good Gifts

    •3 Family Farms - $2,200

    •Missionary Jacobson - $800

    •New Hope Food Pantry- $500

    •Luth. World Relief Quilt Program - $500

    Many are involved in reaching out in other ways as well:

  • Thanks to all who helped feed neighbors at St. Luke's.
  • Thanks to the Partner Congregation team and their work with San Lucas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Thanks to all who help with outreach during Edison Park Fest in August. Come and help serve our neighbors!
  • Thanks to all who are part of our FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN teams.
  • Thanks to the Quilters for their continuous work to supply warmth to the world's poor.
  • Thanks for bringing food for the local food shelves.
  • Thanks for continuing to PRAY about how God will use us as we open ourselves.
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