Hoodland Lutheran Church continues to support the community through its ministries and partner organizations
After 25 years, Neighborhood Missions increased the size of its board to include other community members dedicated to providing for those needing help. Each week Neighborhood Missions distributes donated and purchased supplies of food to those in need. Firewood and other necessities are also distributed on a need’s basis. A free food distribution / grocery is held the last Monday of every month hosted at the Hoodland Senior Center.
Visitation Ministry allows those unable to journey to church services the opportunity for Communion, companionship, comfort, counseling. Our visitation team is coached in providing a positive experience whether in the hospital, at work, in the home, or nursing care.
Prayer Shawl Ministry - a labor of love.
“Shawls … They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify.”— Janet Severi Bristow, 1998
There is a common misconception that prayer shawls are not made for happy and positive events. However, they can be as much a celebration of life as they can of loss. Any instance where the crafter is thinking of someone.
In the words of the Prayer Shawl Ministry:
“Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; leading ritual; first menses or croning rites of passage; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others; graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, holiday gifts; or just socializing.”
If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl contact the church and leave a message at 503-622-3916. Our care team will be in touch.
Hoodland regularly supports other ministries and community groups through donations of time, money, prayers and available space in our building. We encourage you to get involved with these organizations as well.
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (ELCA)
Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
A world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.
Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.
CAMP LUTHERWOOD - OR
MISSION: “Camp Lutherwood Oregon offers an outdoor experience that empowers staff and guests of all ages to discover caring and affirming relationships with God, others, self, and the natural world.”
Camp Lutherwood is an association of Lutheran congregations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to serving people of all ages through our staff, our programs, and our facilities. All are welcome to participate in our ministry. Camp Lutherwood is located on 71 forested acres in the foothills of the Coast Range in Oregon. We have a variety of facilities available year-round for day and overnight use.