St. Luke's On The Lake Outreach Groups
Contact Barbara Frazell here for more information about our outreach groups.
Honduras Good Works
A faith-based non-profit organization sponsoring health care mission trips to Honduras. Healthcare professionals volunteer ten days each summer providing “well-care” for adults and children, and monitoring of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Additional volunteers accompany the team and help with translating, filling of prescription orders and playing with the children. Honduras Good Works also supports education for underserved Honduran youth through scholarships. Donate personal hygiene supplies or reading glasses. Travel with the team and assist as needed.
St. Luke’s On The Lake supports disaster relief efforts in the form of emergency supplies and funds donations. Parishioners have traveled to disaster sites, meeting and praying with those affected, delivering needed items and distributing funds. Donate supplies, funds or gift cards, as requested when a crisis occurs.
Adult readers who read to students in local school districts. A thirty minute weekly commitment, from late October to May. Through this literacy partnership, we are helping students read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade, the crucial year in their reading comprehension development.
El Buen Samaritano
An outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality, affordable healthcare, education, and financial security services. St. Luke’s On The Lake contributes pancake mix and pancake syrup via the basket under the table in the Fellowship Hall Outreach Center. Deliveries are made to El Buen about every two weeks.
Drive A Senior Northwest
A faith-based non-profit organization that drives seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other errands. Volunteers allow over 2200 seniors in the Austin area to live independently in their homes. They also help with yard work and changing lightbulbs, smoke alarm batteries, etc.
HeartGift is a non-profit that provides heart surgery to children from medically underserved countries. St. Luke’s On The Lake supports HeartGift with housing, rides, meals, prayer and other necessities while the patient/family is staying in Austin.
Hill Country Community Ministries
A faith-based non-profit that feeds the Cedar Park/Leander area needy through food drives, food bank, clothes closet and eyeglass assistance. Coming soon - a community thrift store! Help by donating and volunteering for shifts. Help serve community Thanksgiving dinner.
A nonprofit organization easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in the community facing the final months of a serious illness. They provide expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.
Male parishioners go inside jails/prisons to run spiritual renewal weekends for prisoners. Volunteer activities: Write on prayer chains, Bake cookies, Be on the Inside Team, or Help with the Outside Team.
Meals On Wheels
A non-profit providing hot, nutritious lunches to homebound seniors and persons with disabilities. Also offers other programs designed to keep people healthy and living in their own homes including: Groceries to Go (a volunteer either takes client shopping or shops for them), Home Repair (a volunteer makes needed home repairs to keep homes up-to-date and livable), Handy Wheels (provides or repairs wheel chairs) and PALS program (care for pets, including food and veterinary care).
Operation Christmas Child
An international outreach ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. Volunteer activities: help at a shoebox stuffing party, fill a shoebox, or take a shift at the church during collection week – we are an area drop-off site.
Refugee Services of Texas (RST)/Austin
A non-profit in partnership with Episcopal Migration Ministries and other faith-based groups, RST helps resettle and support legal immigrant families as they transition into life in the U.S. Fleeing oppression, violence, and persecution in their homelands, these families are resettled here by the U.S. State Department. Volunteer activities: Donate bus passes, Wal-Mart or HEB gift cards. Donate gently used furniture or other household items. Attend a training session for RST.