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Helping Others

Our congregation’s worship extends beyond the walls of our church through our mission work. From youth to seniors, we are proud to make a difference in the world through the power of God’s love. As we are drawn more deeply into the abundance of God’s love, we long to share generously with others. Our partnerships in mission are local, regional and international and not only help those in need, but unite us in common bonds of humanity.

Mission of the Month: Each month, 5% of our collections is given to a qualifying organization.

In addition, we donate another 5% of our collections are given to the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our outreach missions in 2018 will be…

The Year of the Spirit

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit! (Romans 15:13)

We have selected our 2018 missions to concentrate on the Spirit. We’ve also been listening to our members who have stated that they would like to help more within our local community.  Our church has a Benevolence Fund where 5% of our contributions go toward supporting our ELCA Synod, as we should, and the other 5% will go toward self-directed missions.  We will continue to support above and beyond that 5% as you feel your passion stirs you with monetary funding, goods, and service donations.

Thank you for supporting your Vernon’s missions!

*Keep scrolling to view ongoing and latest mission blogs*

Keep coming back to keep yourself up to date.

The Year of the Spirit
January                Hoovers Hause All Dog Rescue

February              Mukwonago Food Pantry

March                  Lutheran Social Services

April                     Alice’s Garden for Rainwater Harvesting

May                     ProHealth Care Walks for Cancer

June                     Optimist Club

July                      Collection School Supplies

August                 Outreach for Hope

September          Patanumbe

October               Faith Sante Fe

November           ELCA World Hunger

December           Education Team

 

 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!” (Romans 15:13)
OTHER ongoing missions at Vernon

Faith Santa Fe – Rice and Beans

Mt Meru Coffee Sales

Monthly meal for the Hebron House

Non-perishable items for the Mukwonago Food Pantry

 

**We fund these missions with 5% of our monthly giving to qualifying Organizations. (estimated giving at $1,000 each month)

2018 Missions of the Month for Vernon

Ongoing Missions

Mt. Meru Coffee Project: Social & Economic Justice

Vernon is dedicated to supporting the Mt. Meru coffee project. The project's mission is to

Help Local Families at the Mukwonago Food Pantry

Ongoing Mission: Mukwonago Food Pantry Vernon is committed to supporting our local community. With that goal

Supporting Homeless Families in Waukesha County

Vernon has an ongoing mission commitment to the Hebron House of Hospitality in Waukesha for over 20 years.  Simple monthly meals consisting of casserole, salad, bread, vegetable tray, and cookies are home prepared and transported by rotating volunteer members of our church. Wouldn’t you like to help out this ministry that means so much to so many? “My command is this; Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 For over 30 years, Hebron House has been the largest nonprofit provider of services to the homeless men, women and children in Waukesha County. We thank our community of friends and supporters for enabling us to make a difference. Now is the time to join us in our mission to prevent homelessness by providing home, help and hope to those in need. Sign-up sheets are available at the resource wall next to the hallway doors or simply call your Vernon Office and ask to be signed up.

Partnering Up and Reaching Out toward Milwaukee

Vernon has an ongoing mission collaboration with Faith Santa Fe Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Layton

Latest Missions

Eighth Annual Garden Walk

Eighth ANNUAL VELC GARDEN TOUR  Saturday, June 30, 2018  10:00am to 4:00pm Matthew 6:28 

Quilts Crafted with Love and Prayer

Quilts! Quilts! Volunteers of "Quilts! Quilts!" are devoted to creating quilts for others to keep

Homeless Shelter for Families & Individuals Needs Your Help!

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Abused? Victimized?? Want to help those who are????

Mission of the Month for December The Women’s Center in Waukesha The Women’s Center is

Imagine what it would be like to not afford a meal this Thanksgiving…

Mission of the Month for October Faith Santa Fe TURKEY DONATIONS FOR FAITH/SANTA FE FOOD

Have time and maybe some yarn?

Caring Hearts & Hands We have been working on lap afghans for the Veteran’s. Thank

Quilts! Quilts!

Quilting Mission The 2016 season we have made 176 quilts. Since 2000 we have made

September Mission of the Month: Patanumbe

Mission of the Month for September Patanumbe Sunday!! Please join us on Patanumbe Sunday, September

Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride

Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride By visiting the website www.ofhbikeride.com you can register to take part in the 10th annual Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride (Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at St. Bruno Parish in Dousman) for the various rides, to volunteer, or donate to support 19 various ministry sites in Southeastern Wisconsin supported by the Greater Milwaukee Synod. The goal for this year is $110,000. Your participation or donation will enrich the lives of so many people of faith as we support food pantries, after school tutoring programs, meals and food bag distribution, parish nurses or medical clinics and so much more. Registration is easy and enables you to participate in a great day of exercise, food (catered picnic lunch), and fun. Please prayerfully consider supporting this amazing event. . . whether you ride a bike, provide financial support and/or volunteer, the needs are many. . . the rewards are greater than you can imagine!

Hunger Task Force…Stockbox Building

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News from Patanumbe and Mt. Meru Golf Outing

News from Patanumbe~~~~~~~ Preparations continue for Pastor Pallanygo’s visit to Vernon. He arrives in the

Outreach for Hope Hopes for Help

June Mission is Outreach for Hope Be a part of the 10th Annual Family Bike

An African Appeal of Amazement

The Patanumbe Way (Worship Included) Listen to Congregation Member, Sue Johnson, give a moving account

Garden Club’s Spring Tea Time

Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Garden Club’s Spring Tea Time Come join us for an afternoon of coffee,

Patanumbe for the Soul

Patanumbe Sending News from Patanumbe to Chris Peterson. My brother in Christ many greetings from

What is Trust Endowment and what’s the Benefit?

Trust Endowment One of the standing committees here at Vernon Lutheran is the Trust Committee.

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