Missions

Missional living is at the heart of who we are as Christians. We are here to know Christ and make Him known through how we live, through acts of service, and by lifting up others in prayer. We have a variety of intentional mission opportunities described below and are always looking for new ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Central Food Ministry

Jude DeHart, Director
370 West Sixth Street, Lowell, MA 01850
978-453-4920 (business line) // 978-454-7445 (appointments only)


Central Food Ministry, Inc. (CFM) was established in 1994 through the joint effort of a group of Lowell businessmen and the Lutheran Church of The Savior (LCS), Bedford, Mass. Members of LCS were searching for a hands-on social ministry opportunity. They became aware of a pantry in Lowell that was on the verge of closing and, together with several local businessmen; a new non-profit corporation was formed under the name of Central Food Ministry, Inc. The charter of CFM is to provide food and hope to the economically distressed in Lowell and surrounding communities in Middlesex county.

For more information about CFM or to learn how you can help, visit www.cfministry.org.

Local Programs

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) provides opportunities for a variety of “at-home” projects including mite boxes, lap robes, and Lutheran World Relief kits. The ladies also make quilts distributed by Lutheran World Relief to third world countries or wherever a natural disaster hits.

Bedford Community Table — Volunteers prepare and serve a meal four times a year on a Thursday evening to local residents. Help is needed to prepare and serve the meal as well as to greet and visit with the guests.

Other local mission opportunities are always in the works. For more information, contact the church.

Mission Trips

Lutheran Church of The Savior has sponsored many short-term mission trips over the years to support fellow Christians and for evangelical outreach. The people who go to minister find themselves being ministered to by those they served. What a joy and privilege to spend time in service to others and to make a difference in the lives of others!

Other Missions

In addition to the direct mission work described above, LCS partners with a variety of other ministries and organizations to support the work of God around the world, both in ministry and in service. For more information about these organizations, please follow the links to their sites.

  • Lutheran Church Charities

    Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) helps support Christian human care ministries of the Church working throughout the United States and internationally to bring the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. One of their ministry programs supported by LCS is their K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry which began in 2008 with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Two LCC comfort dogs are currently assigned to New England, one in Danbury, Connecticut. and one in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities.

  • Thrivent Builds

    Thrivent Builds (with Habitat for Humanity) provides opportunities to lead or participate in a Thrivent Builds Worldwide team, either locally or overseas. It also provides discounts on trip expenses for Thrivent members, and a generous donation is made to the Habitat host program on behalf of the group.

  • Ascentria Care Alliance

    Ascentria Care Alliance serves and cares for people in need throughout New England. Ascentria was formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of New England.