“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
Holy Spirit has long understood that Jesus calls us to care for others. Remembering Matthew’s words, Holy Spirit reaches out to the greater community through service, education, and advocacy. Focusing on homelessness/poverty in our city, international development, and the environment we encourage one another to make a difference in the lives of others.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing to low income families. On an annual basis our congregational members have the opportunity to participate with the building projects.
Harvest of Hope
Harvest of Hope encompasses the pantry, the community garden, support for E4C’s school lunch program, food donations, and the Food Depot.
HSLC is a Food Depot for Edmonton’s Food Bank. Volunteers welcome and help people identify and pack their food hampers.
Our Community Garden builds community within our congregation, as well as outreach opportunities to the greater community, as everyone can participate by growing and sharing local food.
Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM)
ICPM provides support, church services and Sunday lunches at the Bissell Centre. HSLC annually provides food and volunteers to help serve.
Mustard Seed Church
Mustard Seed Church provides meals to people in the Inner city. HSLC annually sponsors a meal by providing funding and volunteers to help prepare and serve.
Gifts of warm clothing, socks, boots, and hygiene items are given to people in the inner city at Christmas.
Fresh Greens and Fresh Ideas
The Fresh Greens and Fresh Ideas event educated participants about healthy local food production and our environment. Delicious and nutritious meals were enjoyed from our community garden.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)
CLWR operates with many volunteers and has small overhead costs to help support people in need internationally.
Gifts from the Heart
The Gifts from the Heart program is promoted during the Christmas season which allows members to purchase gifts that help those in need in other countries through CLWR.
The Community Engagement Committee is a way to live our faith. The committee seeks to help others and promote justice, understanding that the greatest amount of growth is usually in ourselves.