Salem Lutheran Church believes that serving others is one of the most important ways to serve God. Through our community service we can reach out with the love of God and provide some of the needs of those in our surrounding neighborhoods.
Our Mission Group collects donated items and prepares “Care Kits” for members to distribute to those in need. Items such as toothbrushes, bandaids, socks, and bottled water are part of those kits.
Our Free Little Christian Library is located on the corner of Gravois and Lakewood, in a high traffic area. We stock the library with Bibles, devotional books, adult and children’s books for our neighbors to take and we pray that these will help develop and support our neighbors’ faith. We also supply Lutheran Hour Ministry pamphlets on grief, cancer, depression and more.
Salem has a strong relationship with the Affton Christian Food Pantry. We have ongoing collections, where items change monthly based on the Pantry’s needs. Our members participate in a facility clean-up once a month. Recently Salem wrote a grant through the Lutheran Foundation to support the needs of the Affton Christian Food Pantry with a $5,000 financial gift.
OUR NOVEMBER COLLECTON FOR THE AFFTON CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY
The Affton Christian Food Pantry has identified the following items that are CRITICALLY NEEDED AT THIS TIME. Please consider donating these items for the members of our community who are in need.
- ENTREES (canned chicken, Spam, ham, beef stew, etc.)
- PERSONAL CARE ITEMS (soap, deodorant, shampoo, cleaning supplies, etc.)
- MEAL SUPPLEMENTS (Rice-A-Roni, Knorr side dishes, Hamburger Helper, etc.)
In order to provide MEAT for their clients, the Pantry must purchase it. Kenricks has been very generous, but it is still an expenditure. You can help by purchasing Kenricks Gift Certificates and donate them to the Pantry. By purchasing them from our Parents and Teachers for Salem (PATS) through the Together We’re Better gift card program, you can also support our school! You can also send a financial gift by check, payable to the Affton Christian Food Pantry, 4960 Heege Road, Affton, MO 63123.
We also collect donations of food and personal items for the Concordia Seminary Food Bank. This Food Bank provides the students at the Seminary and their families with those necessities that help to alleviate their monthly grocery bills. We have a large bin labeled for the Seminary in which donations of (unexpired) items can be placed. The students and their families very much appreciate the ongoing support of our congregation.