Feeding hungry neighbors is a vital part of the mission of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour.
Hundreds of area residents in need find help every month at the Our Saviour Community Ministries Pantry.
Through donations of food and funds from the congregation, offset by individual gifts and food drives held by schools, churches and businesses – plus the work of LCOS volunteers who pack and distribute dozens of food boxes every week – the OSCM pantry lives its faith by making a difference in the lives of neighbors who have fallen on hard times.
Each month, an average of 400 recipients can prepare healthy and filling meals from the protein, rice, vegetables, fruit and other food staples included in every package.
The OSCM pantry was part of a food bank network called Gods’ Pantry for more than a decade. But when it suspended operations amid financial woes, OSCM continued the call by establishing its own on-site pantry under the LCOS’s 501(c)3 designation.
The pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
2017 Spring into Action was held in April and again served the Greenville community. LCOS youth and adults joined with LCY youth and adults from throughout the state to provide a day of service to multiple organizations Annie’s House (a sustainable and renewable home model in the Nicholtown community), OSCM Food Pantry (250 boxes packed in less than 3 hours), and Providence Care (an afternoon with elder residents)
We participated in the service Sunday morning at TRIUNE Mercy Center which is a key ministry for the homeless in Greenville.
We are God’s people, his Church. God has revealed his love for us through his Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour. In response to God’s love and in obedience to his command, we are commissioned to extend his kingdom to all people. By the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Church’s mission is carried out through these areas of ministry: FELLOWSHIP, LEARNING, SERVICE, SUPPORT, WITNESS, AND WORSHIP.