Gloria Dei Outreach Ministries

Why does Gloria Dei Lutheran Church support an Outreach Ministry? We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work! The ELCA is a church that believes God is calling us into the world — not away or apart from it. We are called to serve and love our neighbor and as they say, “God’s Work. Our Hands.”

Prayer Ministry/Prayer Requests

Those interested in being part of our Prayer Ministry will receive prayer requests from the community on a regular basis. All are welcome to submit prayer requests by calling the church office or by submitting them on our Prayer Request page.


Volunteers make mission quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Quilters meet on Wednesday morning at the church for quilting fun, snacks, and an overall good time.

Arboretum Bible Study

Pastor Steve leads a bible study for residents of the Arboretum in Menomonee Falls. All are welcome to join this study group on the first Tuesday of every month, or volunteer to lead the study.

Mitten Tree

Gathering mittens, scarves and hats for those in need in the winter, collected during Advent.

Prayer Shawl

Volunteers are invited to make prayer shawls and leave them for those struggling with illness or emotional problems. Prayer shawls are available at the church office for those who ask.

Menomonee Falls Food Pantry

We collect donations on church premises weekly for the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry. We welcome food and monetary donations, as well as volunteers to deliver the donations to the Pantry.

Mt. Meru Coffee

Mt. Meru Coffee is available for sale in the narthex to support the Mt. Meru coffee project which began in 1999. Growing out of passion to empower the small independent Meru coffee farmers with both Economic & Social Justice through fair prices for their coffee while providing the finest mountain-grown select Tanzanian Arabica Coffee.


Gloria Dei collects supplies and accepts monetary donations for the following missions on an annual basis:

Hope Center Waukesha

Hope Center in Waukesha focuses on the prevention of homelessness. Whether it’s a meal at our Outreach Meal Program or Day Center, clean “like-new” clothing from our Clothing Shop, furniture and/or appliances from our Project Move, or Financial Aid, all is provided free of charge and delivered in a respectful and welcoming manner. Hope Center has been helping local families with their basic needs of financial aid, food, clothing, and furniture for almost thirty years, free of charge.


Dryhootch is a place where Veterans can gather informally in a coffee house; a safe, comfortable, drug-and-alcohol-free environment. Gloria Dei donates cooking and toiletry items, clothing, and provides monetary donations.

Fischer House

Fischer House is a home away from home for families who have a loved one being treated at the VA Medical Center. Gloria Dei provides monetary donations and supplies to this organization.

Hebron House

Hebron House of Hospitality provides shelter and services to help individuals and families overcome their homelessness. Gloria Dei provides monetary donations to this organization.

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight honors veterans by flying WWII, Korean War and terminally ill veterans from other conflicts to Washington, DC to visit their memorials. They actively promote educational aspects of this mission in our schools and our communities. Gloria Dei gets involved by donating their time and money to this ministry.

Luther Manor

Luther Manor is a nonprofit Life Plan Community based in Wauwatosa, WI. The welcoming campus offers residents a loving, Christian atmosphere where they can enjoy carefree retirement living. Monetary donations are provided to this organization.