Ministries

Care Group
The name Care Group well describes what ministry this group provides. The Care Group often coordinates and offers luncheons for families who have lost a loved one. Many, many people participate in the ministry of the Care Group by donating food, preparing food or assisting the day of the funeral. To learn more about the ministry of the Care Group, contact the church office. 

 Lay Eucharistic Ministry
Holy Communion from the Lord’s Table at worship is prayerfully taken to the homebound, the sick, and the hospitalized members of Memorial Lutheran by Lay Eucharistic Ministers.

The foundation of this ministry is the firm belief that the church is not a community of laypersons gathered around ordained pastors, but rather a community of ministers gathered around God.  Each one of us is part of the body of Christ and it is our hands which Christ uses to serve and bless His people.

Noah's Garden - Locally Grown Produce  
Look just east of the parking lot and you’ll see new life at Memorial, Noah’s Garden.  A seed planted during a simplicity study group, tended and nurtured by meetings, ideas, discussions and prayer and watered by volunteerism has grown a garden. The goal of Noah’s Garden is to share the abundance of produce locally. The summer of 2010 was the first year of Noah's garden. Many tomatoes and cucumbers were served at Memorial meals and offered for those who attended the Food at First meals twice a week. In 2011 access to water was added for the Garden. In 2012 the Nevada school children and their families care for the garden and make use of the space as an outdoor classroom.

Parish Health Ministries
One of our goals is to offer ministry and programs in the area of health. Tending to the health of the congregation is a priority. If you are interested in moving this ministry forward, please contact the church office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
All members are invited to be part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. It's a gentle way of showing God's love, to not only members of Memorial, but to our extended family in the community. Shawls are lovingly created by a group of volunteers who meet and pray as they turn skeins yarn into beautiful shawls. Once the shawls are created, they are blessed and then ready to be given to anyone in need. You are at the heart of this ministry when you reach out and wrap someone in the warmth and love the shawl provides. Prayer shawls are stored in the northwest corner of the Sanctuary. 

Threads of Love 
Memorial lovingly wraps the newly baptized in a warm handmade quilt.  The Threads of Love Ministry Group gathers the second Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. to work on the quilts. You are invited to join Threads of Love at any time of the year. Even if you are new to quilting and would like to learn more, this is the perfect opportunity to come and learn. Extra helping hands or materials are welcome.  Workshops are also conducted throughout the year. Contact Connie Kinyon, 382-2626, for details

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry reaches out to those in our midst who can use some one to one conversation.  A distinctively Christian caring ministry, pastors and lay persons work together to offer this quality care for members in our congregation and our community. In order to be a Stephen Minister, individuals attend more than 50 hours of training followed by monthly continuing education opportunities.   

All Memorial Members are a part of Stephen Ministry when we encourage family members and friends to seek the distinctively Christian care of a Stephen Minister. You may contact Stephen Minister Referral Coordinator Ardith Forsyth at 382-4657 for additional information.