OUR MINISTRIES

 

Hoodland Lutheran Church continues to support the community through its ministries and partner organizations

Neighborhood Missions

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

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.

OUR PARTNERS

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)

Our mission
Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.

Our vision
A world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.

Our values

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.

QUILTERS

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

What Is the Narcotics Anonymous Program? NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.