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Ministry Teams
Care Team
Members of the Care Team of the Shared Lutheran Ministry are the hands of Christ to our own homebound and nursing home members as well as to all those who are in need. They execute these acts of kindheartedness through many ministries which are listed below. For more information on the care team contact Gladys Koehl (gmkoehl@hotmail.com, 979-966-7951) or Helen Oestreich (heleno@cvctx.com, 979-966-9458).

Nursing Home Worship
Every Sunday afternoon, a congregation in the La Grange area hosts worship services at the La Grange nursing homes. The Shared Lutheran Ministry is honored to be included in this rotation and hosts worship once per quarter. Worship begins at 3:30 PM at Care Inn Nursing Center and at 4:15 PM at Monument Hill Nursing Center.

On the second Tuesday of each month, one of the Lutheran (ELCA) congregations in the La Grange area hosts a worship service with Holy Communion at the nursing homes as well as at Jefferson Place Assisted Living Center. The Shared Lutheran Ministry is scheduled to host this worship service once each quarter as well. Everyone is invited to share in these worship services; most volunteers thoroughly enjoy this experience and consider it a ministry to themselves and the residents.


Home Communion
In addition to regular visits by Pastor Marcia, our homebound members also have the opportunity to receive Holy Communion from worship. This tradition dates back to the earliest Christian church. Trained Home Communion Visitors on our Care Team take bread and wine, which has been blessed during worship on the first Sunday of each month, to our homebound members. Thus, we share with them our unity in Christ and His true presence in the bread and wine.

Second Chance Emporium Volunteers
The Shared Lutheran Ministry has partnered with Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange to take on volunteering at Second Chance Emporium in La Grange. Volunteers are on a rotating schedule. When scheduled to work, volunteers spend an entire week sorting, organizing, and washing donated items to prepare them for sale and then work at the store the days they are open. Second Chance is located in La Grange. Donations are received from people across the area and resold. All profits made by Second Chance are donated to the local charities.

Youth & Family
The Youth & Family Planning Team consists of representatives from all four congregations. The team meets throughout the year to oversee and plan Christian fellowship events for youth and families. The activities and events planned by this team lead to fun and educational experiences for the youth and families of our church. For more information on the activities and ministries of the youth and family, please visit their webpage by clicking here. If you have ideas you would like to share or want more information on the Youth & Family team, please contact Pastor Marcia or the SLM office for more information.

Worship & Music
The Worship and Music Team consists of representatives from all four congregations. They meet regularly with Pastor Marcia to plan all of our worship services. The worship and music team is the guiding spirit behind our weekly worship servies, unforgettable special services and incredible music. They, without a doubt, add that special spark of creativity into our worships. Sharon Fritsch (memawfritsch@gmail.com, 979-966-3515) serves as the chair of the team and can be contacted with any questions or suggestions.

Hospitality Team
The Hospitality Team strives to  make our churches warm and welcoming. To accomplish this, they meet 4 times a year to plan and implement ways of reaching out to potential members, develop strategies for contacting visitors and follow up with those interested in membership. They also reach out to members and the community through devotion and prayer booklets, magnets, Easter eggs and mementos - all to keep the name of Jesus in our daily lives.

PLEASE NOTE....DO YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH PASTOR MARCIA? Here are ways to reach her.
• During office hours, call the SLM Office at 979-249-3155. Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
• Outside regular office hours, please call Pastor Marcia’s home phone at 979-968-3634.
• Or you may call or text Pastor Marcia's cell phone at 480-292-5641 or email her at pastormarcia@cvctx.com.


Thank you for your interest in the Shared Lutheran Ministry of Fayette County, Texas. All are welcome at any of our churches, and please call us if you have any questions. We are always ready to help.
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