Operation Christmas Child
Every year, Mission Lutheran Church participates in Operation Christmas Child. This program distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to children in places like earthquake-devastated Haiti and war-scarred Sudan. Through these simple gifts, Operation Christmas Child shares the love that Christ offers with children around the world. They have a follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, that is helping children become followers of Christ who are spreading the Good News. It is a privilege to be part of this caring ministry. Let your children share their faith in their everyday lives, by filling a shoe box and helping other children throughout the world.
Special Vision Trips
At Mission Lutheran Church we have special vision trips where people go to other countries to “catch the vision” of the living conditions there. They spend their own funds to meet real people in need and gain some understanding of the culture. They explore some of the opportunities for ministry that are already underway. As Christ tells us, our neighbors are not just next door, but they are all around the world. Members of our church have traveled to the Philippines and Peru to see Free Wheelchair Mission in action. They have visited South Africa to learn about sharing Christ’s love for children through Acres of Love.
The MOD Squad stands for Mothers of Children with Diabetes. Mission Lutheran Church helped establish this support group, which meets on the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., in one of our Conference Rooms. The group features a guest speaker every month and childcare is available.
In Operation Gratitude, members of our congregation express their thankfulness to the service men and women of our country. We knit or crochet scarves and send them to our troops in Afghanistan. We pray over the scarves before sending them on their way. We want our troops to feel wrapped in God’s love as they serve us overseas. This fall, we will be distributing yarn to all who feel called to this wonderful ministry.
Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Around the world, churches and faith communities are active partners in Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to eliminate substandard housing for hard working low-income families. We are currently involved in a building project in Huntington Beach. There have been some delays, but a building schedule has been finalized! We are always excited to have additional volunteers! If you would like to help, please contact the church office.
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Mission Lutheran Church is the charter organization for Boy Scout Troop #772, the largest Boy Scout troop in Orange County. The Troop is a committed group of Scouts and Scouters; boy-led and organized to maximize the scouting experience with a solid, well-rounded program of outdoor adventures, Scouting advancement, and service to God and our community. Building independent, self-sufficient, compassionate and values-based leaders, is what Scouting is all about. If your son is interested learning lifelong skills in an outdoors-based, adventure-packed environment, you’ve come to the right place. For more information, please visit their website.
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In the Prayer Shawl ministry, we crochet shawls for people with debilitating illnesses. We pray over the shawls before they are distributed to patients. We want these people who are suffering to know that they are not forgotten, and that they are wrapped in the prayers of our church community. If you would like to offer your personal prayers and comfort through this ministry, please contact the church office.