Congregational Care Ministry

The Congregational Care Group will focus on internal ministries of ELC. The ministry groups are, but are not necessarily limited to, : a) Dining Out; b) Book Club; c) Congregational Meals; d) Secret Sisters, e) and Social Events. The mission of this group at Emmanuel Lutheran Church is to extend Christian love/compassion to the ill, the aged, the orphaned, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, and in general, to persons of all ages in need of aid in body or soul, within our congregation. In order to accomplish this, the committee will be responsible for a program of education to identify congregational needs and strive to enlist and encourage individual members to help facilitate its mission.

Emmanuel Lutheran has the following Congregational Care groups in place—dinner/Congregational Care event, arts and museum, men’s group, and outdoor activities.  Some of these groups meet regularly while others meet on an “as needed” basis.  


Starting with 2018 Lenten soup suppers will be provided by congregational members. Members (including youth ages 12 & up) have been grouped alphabetically into “Congregational Care Groups” to serve together. A Group Leader(s) will be identified within each “Congregational Care Group” that will organize and solicit volunteers for the group assignments. The “Congregational Care Groups” will be responsible for set-up before and clean-up after the meal as well as providing the food.

The “Congregational Care Groups” will serve during the Sunday morning coffee hour. This method will mean that nobody will be responsible for serving Sunday coffee hour more than once or twice a year. 

By organizing members in this way, every ELC member becomes involved and integrated into serving our Lord and each other as they are able.

Group ELC Members in Group   Group Leader
Group 1 Members whose last name begins with A or B Susan Brisiel
Group 2 Members whose last name begins with C, D, E and F Linda Eichman
& Gene Elsasser
Group 3 Members whose last name begins with G, H, I, and J Ellen Johnson
Group 4 Members whose last name begins with K, L, M, N, and O TBD
Group 5 Members whose last name begins with P, Q, R, and SA TBD
Group 6 Members whose last name begins with SC, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z TBD




This group of ladies prays for their secret sister every day, provides encouraging cards, provides homemade goodies and other treats throughout the year.  Around Christmas time, each participant’s secret sisters will be revealed, exchange a small gift and share a meal together.


Each month a local restaurant is selected for members of ELC and their friends to come and enjoy food and fellowship. There is a sheet on the Events Table for everyone to sign up for each monthly event. If anyone has questions, they my contact Linda Cotterman.