2024-2025 Mission Rallies

Circuit Rally Location Date
    Circuit 1 Peace, South Lakeland FL November 9, 2024
Circuit 2 Trinity Lutheran, Brewster, MA TBA
Circuit 3 Holy Scripture
Midland, MI
October 12, 2024
Circuit 4 No Rally  
Circuits 5 & 6 Western Koshkonong
Cottage Grove, WI
  October 19, 2024
Circuit 7   TBA
Circuit 8 St. Paul, Lengby, MN September 28, 2024
Circuit 9 Norseland/
St. Peter, MN
October 19, 2023
Circuit 10 No Rally  
Circuit 11 Our Saviours,
Lake Havasu, AZ
January 20 – 21, 2024
Circuit 12 Christ Church
Sutherlin, OR
Sept. 27 – 28, 2024

• Fuel For Faith

A proper balance of nutrients is critical for normal brain development. Help Cross-stitch provide the needed protein for our Orphan Homes and our schools in Peru. 

Fuel for Faith.

Cross-stitch is the members of the ELS being “stitched together” to support unbudgeted Home and Foreign Mission projects.

Missionaries along with the Board for World Outreach-BWO, (Pastor Tom Heyn, World Outreach Administer) and the Board for Home Outreach-BHO (Pastor Brad Kerkow, Evangelism Mission Counselor) contact the Cross-stitch Committee with suggestions and requests. The committee considers the needs described and the requests made, selects a range of home and foreign projects to sponsor and sets a monetary goal for the year.

Current Cross-stitch Projects

Cross-stitch “stitches together” donations from the many ELS Women’s Mission Societies and attempts to accomplish significant blessings among our mission affiliates worldwide. This year’s projects include:

Current Projects

Our Goals have increased for many of our projects this year to meet the increasing cost of goods and support needed in the mission fields.

In 2023 many lives will be blessed as Cross-stitch proposes, with your help, to raise:
• India – Orphan support (food, clothes) $26,000
• India – India orphan vocational scholarships $6,000 ($500 in scholarships for 12)
• Peru – Food for jungle schools $7,000
• King of Grace, Wauken, IA $2,500 mobile Audio/visual equipment (to be used in Church for meetings and Fellowship hall for presentations) 
• Hope, Farmington, MN $2,500 (Outreach Event, podcast equipment)
Total $44,000

In 2022 the following donations were received and distributed as follows:
India – Orphan support (food, clothes) $20,000
India – India orphan vocational scholarships $5,000
Peru – Food for jungle schools $5,000
Divine Mercy, TX $2,500
Living Waters, TX $2,500

Total dispersed $35,000

In 2021 the following donations were received and distributed as follows:
3/7 $15,000 Ukraine Disaster Fund
7/14 $10,000 Food for the Indian orphans
11/22 $5,000 Food for our Lutheran schools in the jungle of Peru
11/23 $10,000 Food and clothing for the Indian orphans
11/30 $2,500 A Power Hour Preschool Program at Divine Mercy, Weatherford, TX
11/30 $2,500 New computer at Living Waters, San Angelo, TX
2/27 $5,000 Vocational scholarship for young Indian women

Total dispersed $50,000

To God be the Glory!

• ELS Foreign Missions

 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15

Your prayers for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ around the world are greatly appreciated.

Asian Missions

European Missions

South American Missions

Australian Mission

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Inside of the chapel

Nestled among trees and a weekend tourist area

Visitors from America visit Our Redeemer.

Traveling Quilt Fundraiser

This is a well-traveled idea that helped raise funds for mission projects.

The idea was to sew a quilt with squares that are like pockets, the person (s) with the quilt, put money in a pocket, sew it shut and pass it on. The quilts are sent with a needle, thread and a list of the ladies in the church (we included all ladies, not just the ones in the ladies group). When you received the bag, you remove the quilt, of course, fill a pocket, sew the pocket shut, cross out your name and pass it on to someone else on the list. Each quilt has its own list of names, so no one should get it twice or be missed. When all pockets were filled, or it as gone around to all the ladies. The money is counted and given to the selected project.

This can be done within a congregation or sent out to different congregations in your circuit.

Downloadable Invitation Cards …

Front of Invitation

Inside of Invitation

Made with Love/Faith-Carthage, MO

The Women at Faith Lutheran wanted to help the Bible Women in India. They organized materials and then got together to sew and crochet numerous items to sell at this year’s Synod Convention. Such items included fleece blankets with a crocheted edge, cell phone stands, and some notepads. Once the evening events were over, a group from Circuit 1 (Florida) volunteered to take some of the unsold items back with them to sell at their Mission Rally in the fall. Hearing of that effort, members of Circuit 9 (So. Minnesota) took the other half of unsold items to sell at their Rally in October.

Display table

Three women came to the convention to represent their congregation.

Women at Faith working on the craft items to sell.

Grace Lutheran-Fundraiser for “Fuel for Faith”

One of our Home Missions, Grace Lutheran, in Lincoln, Illinois, had a Bake/Plant Sale for the “Food for Fuel” program. Money was raised to help provide extra protein for the children in our LMSI Orphan homes. Note the Chicken and egg cartons in the photos above. Those were displayed to emphasize the extra protein now being provided, due to the donations received for this project from our ELS congregations.

Thank you Grace Lutheran!