Our Ministries

Altar Guild

Our purpose is to prepare the altar area for worship, weddings, funerals and Holy Communion services.

Bread of Hope Food Ministry

Bread of Hope Food Ministry is dedicated to providing grocery relief to the Hot Springs community while providing opportunities for service and fellowship with volunteers from other area churches. Our volunteers help at the Hot Springs host site at Westminster Presbyterian Church once a month on a Saturday morning. The truck is unloaded and food is packaged assembly-line style and then distributed to those who placed orders the previous month. For more information about Bread of Hope Food, see their website at www.breadofhope.net

Braille

The Braille Ministry brings Christ to those in darkness by making Books of the Bible in Braille. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TreeHouse Children’s Ministry

Our purpose for TreeHouse Children’s Ministry is to lead children to Jesus, help them grow in faith, and to share his love with others. We offer Sunday School classes for children in preschool - 6th grade; Wednesday evening J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Club (K-4th graders) and J.A.M. 56 (5th & 6th graders); special seasonal events and a dynamic Vacation Bible School.

Sunday Morning: Sunday School -- 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening: J.A.M. Clubs -- 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Choir

Our Choir sings special music at the 8:30 Traditional Worship Service.
Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a way to reach out to people going through a life challenge and projects the message they are being prayed for and cared about. Each shawl becomes a physical reminder of God's healing presence. It brings feelings of peace, healing, love, comfort and hope. In addition to the shawls, lap robes and scarves are knitted/crocheted for the patients at the VA hospital.

Working meetings are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Members of this ministry also work on projects at home between meetings.

Small Group Ministry

To make a large church "small," we have several Small Groups that meet one or two times a month either in homes or at the church. The target size for these groups is 10-12 persons. Small Groups promote growing in our faith, supporting and building relationships with others, and serving God and others joyfully.

Special Delivery

This ministry serves families of newborn babies! We understand the fatigue factor that sets in when a newborn baby comes home from the hospital. We try to help the new mother and father by preparing and delivering evening meals to them for at least one week when they are ready for them. Sometimes it isn't until two or three weeks after the baby comes home does this need arise, so we're ready to serve when the family makes the request! We liberally sprinkle God's love and blessings on this new little one and the family!

Touch Team

The Touch Team is dedicated and committed to serving God by serving the members of First Lutheran Church, their families and friends when the need arises.

The Touch Team
  - Encourages a spirit of serving to be embodied by the entire congregation
  - Enlists others to give their time and talent in preparing and serving food at various church-related functions

These opportunities
  - Encourage members to become involved in other areas of service
  - Provide an arena for members to work side by side and become better acquainted
  - Allow care and concern for each other as well as those they are serving
  - Discover the joy of using the gifts God has given us

Meetings are scheduled as needed, generally once a month, and on Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Women's Ministry

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
... Assisting women in affirming their relationship with God, enabling each to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.