Global Missions

National/International ELCA Global Missions

(See ELCA Global Missions) We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. Companion church relationships enrich and deepen our ministries by exposing us to global challenges and perspectives as we seek to work with one another to build up the body of Christ and the world. The Southern Illinois Synod and Epiphany Lutheran Church work to support the Malagasy Lutheran Church in Madagascar by supporting Anne and Willie Langdji.

Willie and Anne Langdji serve as ELCA Regional Representatives for Madagascar, West Africa, and Central Africa. Anne focuses on support to health ministries and Willie on development and capacity building.

God’s Work, Our Hands

God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday is September 12, 2021. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.  Our 2021 project will supply and assemble school kits for donation to Lutheran World Relief. 

Equal Exchange Fair Trade

(https://equalexchange.coop) Epiphany orders coffee, tea, and chocolates from Equal Exchange so that we may purchase these items at fair trade prices. Fair Trade is a way of doing business that ultimately aims to keep small farmers an active part of the world marketplace and aims to empower consumers to make purchases that support their values. Fair Trade is a set of business practices voluntarily adopted by the producers and buyers of agricultural commodities and hand-made crafts that are designed to advance many economic, social and environmental goals.

Lutheran Immigration and Refuge Service (LIRS)

Hope for the Holiday - Epiphany supports LIRS through regular giving this card writing campaign offering messages of caring to those being held at immigration detention facilities. https://www.lirs.org)