Serving the World
Jesus’ command to love our neighbor is an essential part of our faith life. At St. Luke’s, there are many opportunities to serve our community, country, and world. If you are interested in these ministries, or have ideas about how to help, please contact us.
AUBURN INTERFAITH FOOD CLOSET
The Auburn Interfaith Food Closet provides nutritious food and food resources to people in our community who could not otherwise afford them. There are currently 19 faith-based organizations that work together to operate the Food Closet. Volunteers from participating congregations and the surrounding community manage the day-to-day operations.
Donations of food and other items are crucial for Food Closet operations. St. Luke’s collects donations weekly as part of our offertory. Click here for suggested donations. For more ways to help, please contact us or visit the Food Closet website.
RIGHT HAND AUBURN
Right Hand Auburn is a group of local businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations that have come together to address the needs of the homeless in Auburn. St. Luke’s supports the ministries of Right Hand Auburn through the donation of our time and talent, and by providing meals. If you would like to assist with this ministry, please contact us.
Prosper Placer is an ecumenical community ministry that aims to empower local families to get the skills, coaching, and help they need to get and stay out of poverty. The keystone of the program is the presence of volunteer allies who meet with a family regularly to support them in their goals, help with problem solving, and point towards resources that families can use along the way. St. Luke’s is a founding member of Prosper Placer and provides financial support for training and resources. If you are interested in helping with this important community ministry, please contact us.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is an organization devoted to building hope and peace by financially supporting Episcopal education and healthcare efforts in the Holy Land. These schools and hospitals are available to all and are important witnesses to peace, cooperation, and a nonviolent future. St. Luke’s supports AFEDJ financially, giving specifically to the “Children for Peace” program, which brings together Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children in order to build friendships and mutual understanding. For more information, please contact us.
MISSION TO LIBERIA
St. Luke’s is proud to sponsor parishioner Phil Mulford as our Liberia missionary. Recently, Phil and his wife Kathleen traveled to Monrovia, Liberia with medical supplies, vestments, and a drilling rig. Phil’s mission work involves building relationships, distributing supplies, and training and assisting local crews to run the drilling rig and dig new wells for rural villages. St. Luke’s hopes to establish an ongoing relationship with parishes in Liberia and to host Liberian clergy during travel and visits to the U.S. If you would like more information on our Liberia mission, please contact us.