The people of our congregation join together in many capacities to serve the church and the greater community. Whatever your talent, you can find a use for it in our parish and outreach programs.
Serving Our Community
Along with our partner parish, Grace Lutheran Church, our Blessings in a Backpack program provides 300 children in Oswego schools with weekend meals during the school year, and we cook and serve a meal every third Saturday at Oswego's Salvation Army. Our Prayer and Care Pantry provides toiletries and hygiene products to more than a hundred households referred to us from the county Department of Social Services and local nonprofit agencies. We also collect non-perishable food and monetary donations for our Red Wagon program, distributed to the Human Concerns Center, and build accessibility ramps for the community nonprofit ARISE. To participate in any of these programs, check the Events page for details on when and where, then call 315-343-3501 to let us know you're coming!
We welcome anyone who would like to join in our programs to discuss, read, and explore, many listed on our Events page. We have Sunday School programs at the nursery and preschool levels. For adults, a Bible Study group meets Tuesday evenings. The church book club, Resurrection Readers, generally meets the first Monday evening of the month from September to June. We join with other congregations in our diocese’s Learning Community Initiative. As called for, we offer classes for inquirers and for confirmation preparation. Members of the congregation who are graduating from high school are encouraged to apply for our Higher Education Grant.
We get to know each other through many activities during the year, all announced at weekly services and in the weekly e-newsletter News from the Pews (sign up here) and on our Events page. Besides coffee hour each Sunday, we have annual Harvest Dinners, Pancake Suppers, Parish Picnics, Lenten Luncheons throughout Lent, and baseball outings to Syracuse as well as silent movie screenings and concerts.
Many groups and organizations in the Oswego community use the church’s Great Hall during the week — for public performances, meetings, training sessions, rehearsals, and other activities. If you’d like to use our building, please complete our building use form.