St. Luke's Outreach is tied closely to the mission of our congregation - "Members of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, in response to Christ's love, reach out in service to each other, the community and the world. Below are activities which support this mission. 

Please share your thoughts with us. Interested in becoming apart of the CORE Outreach team, or any specific areas of outreach? Click the 'I'm Interested' Button below, or  E-MAIL the church office and we will get you in contact with the Outreach Coordinator, Lani Ziller. 

Note:  Due to the current COVID19 pandemic some of these activities are on hold or have been altered. 


  • hephatha  lutheran  church  partnership

    Hephatha Lutheran Church, located in the inner city. Throughout the year we support this congregation in several ways. Do you want to learn more about what we do and how you can help? Click on the button below. 


  • breaking  the  chains

    • Location:  Inside Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Institution Center
    • What is This?:  This ministry prepares the men to be ready to return to society after incarceration. 
    • What Do We Do?: We have individuals trained to be assisting ministers for worship and Bible study. There may be opportunities for others to receive this training in the future.  
    • How Do I Get Involved?:  Click the 'I'm Interested!' button above.
    • Who Can I Talk To With Questions?    Contact the church office by              E-MAIL or by phone (414) 421-1670. You may also speak to the task force committee members Brian Ziller or Greg Wajerski.   


    • What is This?  The Project provides small farmers with a fair price for their premium coffee. This fair-trade price provides an increase in farm income, allowing the farmers to educate their children, access healthcare, and support their families with dignity. Purchasing and drinking Mt. Meru Premium Tanzanian Coffee is the single most important way in which individuals, congregations and businesses can support thousands of family coffee farmers in Tanzania.  (information taken from 
    • Where Can I Learn More?  CLICK HERE
    • Who Can I Talk To With Questions?  Todd Beutin. 
  • compassion  international  sponsored  child

    • What is This?  We sponsor a child in Tanzania Kia. Through our donations Kia is able to receive an education, medical care, and key life skills training/mentoring. 
    • Where Do We Get The Money?  Through fundraising, Noisy Offerings, and group donations we are able to pay $38 a month to help this young man. 
    • How Do I Give Now?  Place donations in the bucket located in the gathering space,  Venmo money to @StLukes-LutheranChurch with "Kia" in the memo line, or mail a money to St. Luke's (checks made out to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.)
    • Who Can I Talk To With Questions?  Contact Director of youth and family, Heather May by E-MAIL or by phone (414) 421-1670.
  • unity  soup  kitchen

    • Location:  1025 E Oklahoma Ave.  -  Milwaukee
    • What is This?:  Unity Lutheran Church offers a meal every Wednesday evening. They also have clothing and food banks, and community resources to assist those in need . 
    • What Does St. Luke's Do?:  We serve a meal the 5th Wednesday of every month. 
    • How Do I Get Involved?:  Click the 'I'm Interested!' button above.
    • Who Can I Talk To With Questions?:  Contact the church office by                  E-MAIL or by phone (414) 421-1670. You may also speak with the team coordinator, Janet Schoba-Orlikowski. 
  • Food  drives

    • What Do We Do?   We have a continuous collection of food items for First Lutheran Church in West Allis - there is a designated spot in the upper parking lot entrance foyer. In mid fall we have had collections of food that is distributed to families at Hephatha Lutheran Church.  As a result of the COVID19 Pandemic we have switched to gift cards for families, until it is safe again.
    • Who Can I Talk To With Questions?:   Contact the church office by             E-MAIL or by phone (414) 421-1670. You may also talk to the team coordinator, Lani Ziller.

    At Christmas time, members are invited to take a card off the giving tree. Each card includes a child's name or family with Christmas gift ideas. Gifts are bought, wrapped, and returned. Once all the cards have been taken everyone is invited to fill the tree with hats, scarves, mittens, and underwear to be distributed to our friends and Hephatha Lutheran Church.