Risk-Taking Mission & Service

Risk-Taking Mission & Service
Sending People OUT to Offer Hope and Love to a Hurting World”
Join Us for a Journey toward Possibilities!

“Sending People OUT to Offer Hope and Love to a Hurting World”

1. Build a discipleship culture in our congregation which integrates the Five Practices throughout the church’s ministry and members’ daily lives. 
   a. Evaluate our current mission and service activities and programs to consider their purpose and relationship to the Five Practices. 
   b. Support the pastor in starting a pilot huddle of leaders who will practice and learn the language and lifestyle of discipleship. 
   c. Explore local and global mission partnerships, trips, and events that provide opportunities for our church to experience risk-taking mission & service.
2. Develop a leadership pipeline that equips members to be sent out as ministers within church and everyday life. 
   a. Encourage current leaders to invite new leaders to join them as partners and/or apprentices. 
   b. Practice collaborative team ministry by consolidating and organizing our current committees and programs into ministry teams focused on the Five Practices. 
   c. Provide support and resources for ministry teams and leaders for use in inviting and training people to serve in their area of passion and giftedness. 
Soup & Cereal Bowl 2022 at CSLC
"Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, 
help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” 

Thank you for your donations!  
We gave a donation of $586.93 and over 200 food items to Vadnais Heights Food Shelf!  
The "Souper Bowl Cook Book" for 2022 is published and ready!  
We are continuing to collect soup recipes!  Send your favorite soup recipe to lois@cslcvh.org.  
Thank you to our Youth Missional Group!

Free Bread Ministry — Tuesdays, 8:00 AM

    Every Tuesday, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, we sponsor a free bread distribution for the community. The church and other community members help by picking up bread from two local bakeries, packaging the bread, setting the bread out on tables, providing bags and gloves and friendly smiling faces!


Mission of Friends of Huruma

The Huruma Centre, a ministry of the Iringa Diocese, is a children’s home in Iringa, Tanzania, which provides a safe home, nurture, nutrition, and education for children who, for a variety of reasons, have no family or others to care for them.  You are welcome to help with this ministry by giving on our Donate page (Mission & Service). For more information about The Huruma Centre, click HERE!


Red Cross Blood Drives
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
July 1, 2022
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: 
‘Christ the Servant’ to schedule an appointment.


“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40)

The Rev. Richard Hartmann spoke at our worship service on Sunday, August 22, 2021, about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  Pastor Hartmann shared personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.  Pastor Rick’s primary social concern is for hungry people everywhere and so relishes the opportunity to be ministering through Food For The Poor and each congregation he visits.

Click here for more information and the opportunity to help financially!

Vadnais Heights Community Food Shelf

Donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and cash are delivered to our local food shelf for distribution through the Vadnais Heights Food Shelf operated by the Vadnais Heights Lions. The Vadnais Heights Food Shelf serves the community of Vadnais Heights.
The Vadnais Heights Community Food Shelf (through the VH Lions)
Donate online at the

The White Bear Lake Area Food Shelf

Who We Serve

We provide food and support to neighbors who live within or attend the White Bear Area School District and self-identify a need for food.  Our Bonus Saturday program is open to anyone in need of food regardless of geographic boundaries.

How you can help

We rely on generous donors like you to advance our mission of providing food and support to our neighbors in need. $1 donated will purchase $8 in healthy groceries for families struggling to make ends meet. You can support your local food shelf through volunteer opportunities, sponsoring a food drive, and/or making an online donation today!

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.  Learn more.
Through ELCA Disaster Response, the ELCA is partnering with local responders in affected areas. ELCA congregations and members are already at work. Donate through CSLC or online at www.elca.org/disaster or send check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.  You may also donate through CSLC, just designate your giving!

How Lutheran World Relief Started

In 1945, World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Here in the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.  The recipients of LWR’s aid have changed — as has much of our operations — but in thousands of congregations, in millions of offerings and in uncounted prayers, US Lutherans have supported LWR’s work ever since.  Continue reading this wonderful story by clicking HERE!
How does Christ the Servant help?  Quilt-making, School Supply Kits
Seated in the Presence
Getting up and down off the floor can be difficult for many reasons.  This Yogadevotion class incorporates poses that increase range of motion, improve balance and bring attention to the breath, all using a chair as yoga props.
Learn more about Yogadevotion at Christ the Servant on their website.
Contact the church office (office@cslcvh.org) for more information regarding classes and fee payment.
We support Vadnais Heights Elementary School by collecting
school supplies.
School Supplies Shopping List


Markers – either fine or regular.

Glue sticks

Crayons – 24 pack

Large erasers – pink

Wide ruled spiral notebooks
Scissors – either rounded or pointed
How to Donate!
Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10:00 AM,
or email lois@cslcvh.org to arrange
    a drop-off time,
or donate $$, note “School Supplies”
    under Community Assistance, and
    Mission & Service will shop for
Prayer Shawl Ministry
You are invited to create a prayer shawl those in need of comfort, in order to help them experience God’s peace and powerful love.  This ministry involves the creating of prayer shawls – knit, crochet, croknit, or the process of your choice. Click here for more information and patterns
Contact persons: Lois or Linda.