First Lutheran is committed to sharing the love of Christ with our community and the world.

Local Outreach

Operation Christmas Photo – Professional family photos were offered to underprivileged families in our area.  It was a time for us to get to know them, serve them, offer prayer, and to bless them with a beautifully framed family photo in the hopes of creating a positive and lasting family memory.

Laundry Love – Free laundry service is provided on a first come, first serve basis at Gena’s Monday Laundry on the third Monday of every month from 6-8pm.

Global Ministry Partners:

Pastor Bob 5Pastor Bob Mankaka – Pastor Bob is originally from the Republic of Congo but currently resides in Rochester, MN.  In addition to pastoring his own church, every Saturday night at approximately 3am, Pastor Bob preaches live into the Congo via cell phone.  Hundreds of people come to saving faith in Jesus Christ through his preaching.

IMG_1134Pastor Elisante John Sandy – Elisante is an Associate Pastor in Arusha, Tanzania who is affiliated with YWAM (Youth with a Mission).  Most recentlly, Elisante is preparing to develop and facilitate the first BSN (Bible School for the Nations) in Africa which will be taking place in Arusha fall of 2015.  Elisante also has a vision to build a pre-school/elementary school in his village offering children a quality education based on biblical values and ethics.

robert 2Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga – Pastor Peter is with Kyampisi Ministries in Uganda which focuses on rescuing children who have been victimized by child sacrifice.  Pastor Peter rescues them and then works to bring healing and restore wholeness in them.  He also works with the authorities in prosecuting their perpetrators.  We are blessed to sponsor 8-year old Robert Mukwaya through Kyampisi Ministries.   Kyampisi Ministries

First Lutheran is blessed to support these ministry partners through prayer and financial resources.