Category: Lutheran Partnership Outreach News


LSS Christmas Outreach Update

Nativity Outreach for LSS Metro Homeless Youth Services What an incredible gift from Nativity! We are thrilled to tell you that the total raised by Nativity for LSS’s work with Metro Youth who are homeless is $8,613.00!! Nativity is such a giving community. Jen Fairbourne, LSS Director of Metro Homeless Youth Services, was deeply touched […]


ELCA Good Gifts

Rethink traditional gift-giving this Christmas. Give gifts that keep on giving. Support Global communities in ending World Hunger. More than 85 percent of your gifts directly support the ministries of the ELCA in nearly 80 countries around the world in honor of your friends and families. Step 1) Go to Choose your gift Browse and […]


Shirley Bradway shares her story

Shirley is one of our Lutheran Partnership Outreach Team leaders For more information:


Nativity Christmas Outreach for Metro Youth who are homeless

Nativity Christmas Outreach for Youth who are homeless will take place again this year despite COVID. In fact, all the more reason to make the effort to help brighten the holiday season for youth who are facing many challenges. LSS Circle is once again coordinating the effort to support the youth served by LSS. Due […]


Nativity Lutheran College Scholarships 2020 – 2021

The Nativity College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of ELCA College Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our very own: Grace Onken – Augsburg University Emma Heller – Augsburg University Lydia Kalenze – Gustavus Adolphus College Please join us in congratulating them and in praying for their continued success. A hearty […]


2020 Benefit for Youth

Hope starts with a single step. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 You are invited to join LSS on a journey with our state’s youth. At this virtual gathering, you’ll learn about the obstacles young Minnesotans face and discover how, together, we can map a route to their success. The 2020 Benefit for Youth will take place […]



Of course we care, but it’s still important to recognize, honor, and celebrate the wonderful efforts of our community! And as such, we would like to take the time to highlight just a few of the wonderful ministries at Nativity, still serving those at the margins during these extraordinary times. It wasn’t long after the […]


Please join the Nativity Tag Team!

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is asking for homemade cloth masks for their direct care staff and volunteers. So LSS Circle is organizing a church wide effort to help. If you either have cotton fabric or would cut it or would sew them or would deliver these works in progress to people’s porches, please contact: […]


LSS selects new CEO

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has named Patrick Thueson CEO of the statewide human services organization. Thueson has been with LSS for 13 years, and became interim CEO in September 2019 when former CEO, Jodi Harpstead, was appointed commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Prior to becoming […]


Safe House Shelter for Homeless Teens.  

We have been in touch with Lutheran Social Service Safe House Shelter for Homeless Teens.  During this time, Safe House will be open 24/7. This expansion of hours and isolation requires more food and entertainment ( things for teens to do while in isolation) for the teens at Safe House.  If you are interested in […]