STHS has been highly involved with the ministry of Feed My People for several years. Weekly we collect food items for these food pantries in our community. Throughout the year, special food drives as well as monetary collections focus on this important outreach. Volunteers from the church give of their time to help at Feed My People. We consider them a vital ministry partner in the community.
Three Ways to Share
1. Food for our Hungry Neighbors - Use the list below and fill a bag with healthy food items and return to church. Food will be donated to Feed My People which has been experiencing very low supplies of donhated food and a tremendous increase in need.
canned chicken or turkey brown rice
canned salmon or tuna whole-wheat pastas
canned or dried beans whole-wheat/bran cereals
turkey or vegetarian chili plain or low-sugar oatmeal
low sodium broth or bean soups granola bars
peanut butter whole grain crackers
low-salt canned vegetables canned fruit in light syrup
low-salt canned tomato products no sugar added applesauce
2. Give MONEY to ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL - Use a designated envelope. ELCA World Hunger provides relief, development education and advocay that address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger help our church creatively and courageously work toward a world of justice in which all are fed.
3. ADVOCATE - Urge members of Congress to protect safety-net programs that feed hungry children. isit www.bread.org for more information on Bread for the World's efforts to bring the cause of hunger to our legislators. A personal letter really does make a difference.
SAJE Senior Ministry is an opportunity for us to help provide support, social/spiritual activities, transportation assistance and much more to the older adults in our community. SAJE Ministry is a partnership of the churches in the Crestwood/Sunset Hills area, including St. Thomas/Holy Spirit. The services are not only available to the members of our church but to all older adults regardless of what church they belong to or whether they are churched.
SAJE provides us a way to experience the missional task of doing God's work in our community. Check out the services of SAJE and the volunteer opportunities.
"Casting all of your anxieties on him, because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7)
Stephen Ministry is our congregation's one-to-one care giving ministry. God works through Stephen Ministers to plan a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of some crisis or tragedy.
Everyone encounters unrealistic expectations, changes and loss that can be both a challenge and opportunity. A Stephen Minister is here to listen and walk with you. Read more about Stephen Ministry.
On the last Tuesday of every month, groups from STHS head to either Ronald McDonald House or Fisher House to prepare and serve dinner for the families who are guests there. Through this service, our youth and adults have the opportunity to reach out to those staying at Ronald McDonald House who are dealing with painful childhood illness. If going to Fisher House there is the oportunity to visit with the familities of our veterans who are experiencing a medical crisis. We invite anyone who is interested in helping with this ministry to sign-up at the church and accompany us.
Find out more about Ronald McDonald House needs and Fisher House needs.
Christian Community Homecare, an outreach program of STHS, is dedicated to providing services that help individuals maintain independence while remaining in the comfort of their own homes.
We provide non-medical care with patience and compassion. The goal of our ministry is to connect people with loving caregivers, leading to a richer, fuller life.
Read more on the Homecare website, http://www.christiancommunityhomecare.org/
The St. Thomas Holy Spirit Learning Center was established in 1998 as a self-supporting ministry of our church to serve preschool children in South St. Louis County ages 2 through 6. Our program incorporates a Christ-centered program which includes Bible songs, finger plays and prayer on a daily basis.
Read more on the Learning Center website, www.thelearningcenterstl.org
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Fellowship: 9:30 AM
Education: 9:45 AM
Crossover Contemporary Worship: 10:45 AM
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St. Thomas Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
3980 S Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63127