Burke Lutheran Church
Mark your calendars for June 16 - 22, 2019. We will be heading to Tijuana, Mexico to help build homes with Esperanza International.
Esperanza International seeks to cultivate global citizenship through services experiences in working towards a better world.
We offer service-learning immersion trips where volunteers help build homes in communities across Tijuana and have the opportunity to authentically engage in the unique border culture.
If you are interested in learning more about this trip, please sign up in the Narthex.
We are a host church for Dane county and volunteer and support several build days each year.
As you fill your own cart, please consider grabbing a few extra supplies. Bring them to Burke, place the goods in the basket marked "Food Pantry" in the Narthex. Cash donations are also welcomed.
During September we will be collecting lunchbox goodies. This includes peanut butter, jellies, juice boxes, individual servings of crackers, fruit cups, and similar items.
On the 3rd Friday of each month 10 volunteers from Burke are needed to help with food distribution. If you can help, sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. You need to arrive by 5pm and are usually finished about 8pm.
We actively participate in Stewardship projects through Lutheran World Relief. Quilts, School Kits, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits are assembled each year.
In 2017 we sent to Lutheran World Relief:
70 School Kits
55 Baby Care Kits
52 Personal Care Kits
The Reach Board would like to thank the volunteers that made the Burke Lutheran garden a success in 2017. Zucchini, yellow beans, green beans, pole beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, butternut squash, peppers, jalapeno peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes and onions were planted. Last year, approximately 1250 pounds of produce was donated to area food pantries. We hope to have another bumper crop in 2018.
Burke made 110 quilts to send to Lutheran World Relief. Ninety additional quilts were made and given to River Food Pantry, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe. In addition quilts were given to High School graduates and for baptisms. Our quilters meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00 til noon.
Members of the congregation have been knitting or crocheting prayer shawls for distribution at area hospitals.. With our proximity to the University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Hospital they have become a recipient of many of these
If you're interested in participating in this ministry we have patterns available. Completed shawls can be left with Pastor Rob for distribution.
Habitat for Humanity
During Lent, our parishioners donated over 1500 pounds of food to help the River Food Pantry!
The Sunday School children are working hard to earn money for the ELCA World Hunger campaign, God's Global Barnyard. All money earned will help buy animals for people in impoverished countries.
An animal can make a wold of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market. With one gift, you can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good!
Burke Lutheran Church Women were featured in the Sun Prairie Star. Read the full article here.