Mission and Guiding Principles

We seek to act in response to Christ’s words, “Whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.”


We will serve those in our local and larger community who need food, clothing, health care, shelter, safety, justice, and love. This mission statement reflects the core values of All Saints Lutheran Church and Pre-School.

Guiding Principles

  1. We believe that through activities performed by this committee, we exchange blessings and resources that meet the needs of those less fortunate than us.
  2. We invite, support and encourage the engagement of church members in the mission of this committee.
  3. We will deliberate about OAR opportunities presented by the church as a whole, our fellow parishioners, and the Pastor. We will make decisions regarding OAR opportunities based on the following:
    1. Does the new project fit with the mission of this committee and the mission of the larger church?
    2. How will the costs of a proposed project be paid for?
    3. Are there enough people in the church willing to supply the manpower for a proposed new project?
  4. We seek to ensure that church resources available to the OAR Committee are allocated in a manner that is consistent with this Mission and Guiding Principles statement.

How to Get Involved

We invite any and all members of All Saints with whom these statements resonate to contact our team. The OAR activities are many and varied, including gifts of time and service, such as volunteering at local food pantries or homeless shelters, and participating in letter-writing campaigns to advocate on behalf of the poor and needy. For more information about issues our community is currently facing, read our recent Lutheran Advocacy Notes.