The following links will take you to pages for Lutheran ministries, devotion and study, and community resources.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: CLC is part of this larger church body which unites congregations, synods, and regions of Lutherans to do God's Work in the world.
The Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA: CLC is in the Rocky Mountain Synod which spans from Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, to the western-most parts of Texas.
Lutheran Family Services: An organization which brings together various Lutheran denominations (like the ELCA and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) to provide services of adoption, foster-care, older adult care, refugee/asylum, and disaster response.
Devotion and Study
With Ears To Hear: A blog to help listeners listen to God's Word proclaimed in sermons.
Preaching for People: Pastor Katie's sermon blog. If you've missed worship, check here for the latest sermon.
Bishop Jim Gonia: Bishop Gonia, of the Rocky Mountain Synod, hosts this blog which includes timely posts regarding faith and life in our synod and world.
Love INC: Based in Littleton, Love INC provides many forms of assistance to community members in need such as transportation to medical appointments, financial coaching, diapers for babies, clothing and household goods, older adult services, and shelter on cold nights.
Food Pantries: CLC hosts a food pantry twice a month. During other times, this website is helpful in finding where food is available.
Depression and Suicide Prevention: Depression and suicide are real and deeply affect our community. If you find yourself depressed and/or having suicidal thoughts and tendencies do not hesitate to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (1-888-885-1222). In an emergency, call 911.
Addiction Recovery: There are many groups in the Denver-Metro area which assist recovering addicts. Click for information Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon (for families of addicts), or Narcotics Anonymous. The Recovery Village also provides information on detox, mental heath, and substance abuse programs.
Homeless Shelters: There are a number of places in which people in the Denver-Metro area can seek shelter for the night (and for longer-term). This link will take you to a list of those shelters with contact information. Click here for women's shelters.
Abuse: This link will take you to a list of abuse reporting hotlines listed by county. If you witness abuse, report it! You may save someone's life. If you don't have time to find your county, call 911.
Senior Resources: There are many resources for senior assistance ranging from day centers, retirement communities, assisted living, and medical care. If you need a place to start your search try https://www.assistedliving.org/colorado/ .