Serve with Us
Christ-centered service is often transformational. It can change both the life of the one who serves as well as the person who is served.
Service is a living witness to our faith that provides opportunities for us to invite others to learn more about Jesus. Through service, we encourage those who are struggling to go on and restore hope in their lives. Jesus says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back” (Luke 6:38).
The Advent Giving Tree is a holiday tradition where the congregation provides Christmas gifts to families in need. Church members select a tag from the Advent Giving Tree located in the Narthex from mid-November to early December, purchase, wrap and return requested gifts. An Advent Giving Online Registry is also available through the LCOS Website. The Advent Giving Tree provides gifts to children, teenagers, adults, and families through the following organizations: Urban Promise, My Father’s House, Caring Hearts Ministries, and the LCOS Pantry families. Monetary donations are also appreciated, donation envelopes are available in the narthex outside the sanctuary.
Bridge of Peace
Bridge of Peace Lutheran Church is a multi-cultural, multiracial, multi-lingual ELCA congregation in the Fairview Section of Camden (2755 Tuckahoe Rd). It is a mission partner of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior.
Bridge of Peace reflects Jesus Christ in our community by:
- Feeding those who are hungry through the Peace Center Food Pantry.
- Providing youth education programs and meals for hungry children, through the Youth Group and Vacation Bible School.
- Worshiping our Lord and Savior each Sunday at 10AM in-person or on Zoom.
Caring Hearts Ministry is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance and support to children and families struggling with HIV/AIDS in southern New Jersey that are seen by Cooper Hospital’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Practice. LCOS assists Caring Hearts families by providing collected items, ex: socks, deodorant, bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, throughout the year. We support the seasonal holiday parties by providing baked goods, refreshments, and assistance at the parties. We provide wrapped gifts and/or gift cards from the LCOS Advent Giving Tree which are given out at the Holiday Party in December. LCOS supports Caring Hearts with a monetary donation once a year and a special Christmas donation.
The Fix-It Group
Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries and grocery gift cards to needy families in our community. Volunteers stock shelves, pack groceries, and deliver food to those who are unable to pick up their groceries at the church. Donated groceries are received in the shopping cart located in the main entryway (Wayne Avenue). Volunteer sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board to the left of the stage in the Parish Hall.
Holiday Food Drive is held every October through November to receive donations that will benefit Peace Center at Bridge of Peace Lutheran Church in Camden and the families supported by our Food Pantry. Church members pick up a designated bag and fill it with non-perishable groceries listed on the bag. The bags are returned by the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Monetary donations are also appreciated, and donation envelopes are available in the narthex just outside the worship sanctuary.
Interfaith Caregivers provides supportive volunteer services for people 65+ or those with disabilities. The goal is to keep clients connected to friends, family, & community. Volunteers provide transportation, companionship, respite care & errands for clients. Volunteers decide their availability and assignments. Clients are fascinating & grateful. Visit the website at www.ifhaddons.org/volunteers or call the office at 856-354-0298 for information and to volunteer.
Quilt Ministry is a continuation of the Working Arm group that has been meeting at LCOS for many years (at least since the ‘50s). Lutheran World Relief (LWR) distributes quilts made by Lutherans and their community members to the neediest parts of the world, usually via the S.S. Hope which sails out of Baltimore, MD. After Hurricane Sandy there was a need for quilts in New Jersey and LCOS delivered 67 completed quilts for distribution at the shore.
We use donated fabrics which may include sheets, curtains, and any large fabric remnants from sewers and quilters and other possible sources. Very simple construction methods are used, and the meeting days usually become social events as well as work days. While those who know how to sew or cut fabric in preparation for sewing are always appreciated, instruction is provided so those with little or no experience are welcome too. The group meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month at the church.
My Father’s House provides outpatient assessment, intervention, and treatment, including prevention and education for the disease of addiction while facilitating spiritual recovery and personal growth for adults and adolescents. LCOS provides snacks and refreshments to support those individuals’ seeking treatment at My Father’s House.
Prayer Group (PG) members pray for everyone on the prayer list daily. PG members receive routine updates by email or phone for new prayer requests and those that can be removed from the daily list. We would love to have you join us in this important ministry. Please contact the Parish Administrator if you want to become a PG member by calling 856-429-5122 or email email@example.com.