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Special Military Worship Service - Wounded Warrior Sunday Print E-mail
Stade's In appreciation to all those who have served and continue to serve in our military, Stade's Farm and Market set aside Sunday, September 28, as a special day of recognition for our military. They kicked off the day at 10 a.m. with a combination patriotic/worship service.

Kare-9 Military Ministry teams: Susie and Veteran Brad; Chief and Veteran Richard; Brandy and Veteran Marvin; Brutus and Veteran Tom; Flex and Veteran Fred; Buck and Master Trainer Alex; and Kare-9 Howe along with K-9 Comfort Dogs Luther (LCC), Zina (LCC), Wave (LCC), Hannah (LCC), and Tara (LCC) and their handlers all enjoyed the beautiful weather and meeting all the people that attended the service. They were joined by K-9 Comfort Dog in-training Leah and her handler.

Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities, was the guest speaker. It was a wonderful morning, singing a medley of freedom songs, stating the pledge of allegiance, and showing appreciation to the veterans who were in attendance. Stade's and LCC thank you for your service, courage and commitment to our freedom.

Photos from this event
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:22
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At School Print E-mail
Girard On Thursday, September 18, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Prince & Isaiah (Holy Cross, Portage, IN) Kye & Bekah (Immanuel, Belvidere), Noah (Timothy Lutheran, St. Louis) and Comfort Dog in Training Aaron worked at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard IL.

On Monday of that week the school had a carbon monoxide leak that sent more than 100 students and teachers to the hospital. Pastor GeRue from Trinity Lutheran in Girard arranged with the school to have the dogs as well as other clergy from the community at the school when students returned.

Our dogs were staged around the gym so those affected could visit and pet each dog. While students interacted with the dogs Pastor GeRue and others were able to watch for cues and determine if children were in need of extra help in coping with the extra stress of the week.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:12
 
K-9 and Kare-9 Dogs Make a Visit to Veterans Fair Hosted at Willow Creek Print E-mail
Willow Creek On Saturday, September 20, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Martin (LCC), Luther (LCC) and Comfort Dog in-training Angel along with LCC Kare-9 Military Dog Private Susie and Recruits Brutus, Brandy, Chief and Flex visited a veteran's expo at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. The dogs had their own booth and were able to visit with veterans as they passed by. Many veterans were happy to see the dogs and shared stories of their time in service to our country. We were happy to be at this event and bring the proclamation, mercy and compassion of Christ Jesus to those in need. View Pictures from the Event
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:15
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lila Visits with Family After Tragic Drowning of Son Print E-mail
Over the weekend, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lila (Beautiful Savior, Mequon, Wisconsin) received a request to visit a family whose son had tragically drowned during a pool party.

On Monday, September 15, LCC received the following from Lila and her handlers:

Lila Visit
At the request of the school administration, Beautiful Savior's Lila and her handlers recently visited the students at Sherman Park Lutheran Church & School in Milwaukee. A student had tragically drowned, and his family, fellow students, and the entire school were devastated.

After being briefed by a very compassionate Dean of Students, my team and I first met with the boy's cousins and closest friends. Understandably, they were quiet and reserved and somewhat reluctant to approach me. We encouraged them to come closer and get down on the floor with us. Before long, with God's grace, they began to stroke my fur and ask questions about me. The stress they were under seemed to lessen as the minutes went by. Pastor shared some encouraging thoughts, and soon gentle smiles appeared on their faces.

Lila Visit Throughout the afternoon, we met with small groups of students from the entire seventh and eighth grades. The progression of emotions pretty much repeated itself with each group. One lovely young lady told us that when she first came in, she was mad over the inexplicable tragedy. But after spending some time down on the floor with me and talking things out, "I'm not mad anymore," she told us with a smile. The power of God's peace and comfort!

Lila Visit As the afternoon progressed, the Dean brought in the group of cousins again, this time joined by the student's own sister, who had been at the scene of the drowning. Earlier, she had spent most of the day in a private office, too sick with grief to join the rest. Once again, we all joined together to receive God's spirit of community and feel His presence bringing comfort to their hurting hearts. As we prepared to leave, the Dean and the cousins shared hugs with all of us, and they walked us to the car for a final good-bye.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:19
 
LCC President Tim Hetzner Speaks at the LWML Fall Rally in Portage, Michigan - LCC Staff to Speak to Twelve LWML Groups Over the Next Two Weeks Print E-mail
Tim Portage On Saturday, September 13th, LCC President Tim Hetzner (pictured, left), along with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther, spoke to the women of the LWML Fall Rally at St. Michael in Portage, Michigan.

Over the next two weeks LCC staff members will be speaking for the twelve Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) zones in the Central Illinois District. The presentations will be about LCC's work in disaster response, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, and LCC's new Kare-9 Military Ministry.

Those groups who requested information on LCC's disaster response work are:

  • Quincy Zone at Immanuel, Macomb - September 16 (pictured below)
  • Jacksonville Zone at Salem, Jacksonville - September 17
  • Springfield Zone at Our Savior's, Springfield - September 18
  • Rock Island Zone at St. Matthew, Milan - September 23
  • Altamont Zone at Bethlehem, Altamont - September 24
  • Peoria Pekin Zone at Mt. Calvary, Peoria - September 25

Those groups who requested information on the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are:

Macomb
  • Champaign Zone at St. John's, Champaign - September 16
  • Lincoln Zone at Zion, Chestnut - September 17
  • Danville Zone at Our Savior, Milford - September 18
  • Decatur Zone at St. Paul's, Decatur - September 23
  • Bloomington Zone at Christ Lutheran, Normal - September 24
  • Effingham Shelby Zone at St. John's, Louisville - September 25

LCC is looking forward to sharing the work LCC is doing to be the hands and feet of Christ in God's Kingdom with these wonderful, God-fearing women.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:56
 
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