A mission congregation was established in January 1999 for the Ethiopian community in Berkeley.
3.Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod - Together in Mission
This is a program of the LCMS World Mission, which trains and sends lay missionaries to the global mission field.
We are currently supporting Tim and Heidi Norton in their work among the people of Cote d‚'Ivoire, Africa.
Women in Mission is a women's group. Meetings are held 4 times per year. There is time for personal sharing, Bible study, encouragement, planning, fellowship, and prayer. All women are welcome and encouraged to "Serve the Lord with Gladness" and be Women in Mission.
Our goal is to assist each woman of LutheranChurch of the Resurrection in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. As affiliates and members of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and Lutheran Women in Mission, the group actively supports a variety of local and world missions.
See www.lwml.org for current information and mission goal progress.
5. Discussion Group/Helping Hands
This group meets at the church for about an hour every week to study and discuss the Bible or related topics such as baptism or church relations. Following the study, some of the group stay to be ‚Äúhelping hands‚Äù for the church by collating the church bulletins for Sunday morning, helping with the Newsletter, or church mailings.
The Discussion Group meets at the church every Thursday at . Helping Hands meets immediately afterward.
Through "Together in Mission‚", a program of the LCMS World Mission, LutheranChurch of the Resurrection is currently sponsoring missionaries Tim and Heidi Norton.
Tim and Heidi have been serving God as His missionaries in Cote d'Ivoire since 1999, and have just recently learned that they will be reassigned to the neighboring country of Guinea. They will be working among the Malinke people and will be living in Kankan. In Kankan, they will have the support of the missionaries who live there permanently, and according to the Nortons, this is an ideal spot to learn the language of the Malinke.
In Cote d'Ivoire, Tim was a director of Christian education, serving in leadership training and church planting in the urban area of Abidjan. He also has previous experience as a volunteer missionary in Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon. Tim and Heidi host visitors and arriving volunteers, helping new workers get settled. Heidi has also worked with the children and women of Abidjan.
Tim and Heidi ask that you continue to pray for them as they await news on housing in Kankan and plan their move to Guinea. They also ask that you pray for their teammates, the Oettings and Heineys, as they go through much upheaval in their lives as well. Both families have learned that the homes they evacuated in Gueckedou have been looted, and they have lost everything. (The Oettings and Heineys, LCMS missionaries to Guinea, had been working out of Gueckedou, but were evacuated because of internal fighting between rebels and government soldiers.)
And as always, much prayer is needed as the Nortons and other members of the mission team seek to share the Gospel with the Malinke people in Guinea. Pray that the Holy Spirit would open the ears and hearts of the Malinke to the saving Gospel. Pray also that God will raise up inspired leaders to accept his call into positions of leadership in the developing church in Guinea.