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From April 12-21, join us as we come together in partnership with the LCMS Missouri District for SHINE! This collaborative effort is aimed at serving our community and spreading the light of Christ. 

What is SHINE?

SHINE! is more than just an event; it's a movement dedicated to empowering schools and churches to illuminate their communities with the love and teachings of Christ, as inspired by Matthew 5:16. Throughout this week, we invite you to join us in various activities designed to serve those around us. And at the heart of it all is the opportunity for families to engage in prayer walks.

So, what exactly is a prayer walk?

A prayer walk is a simple yet powerful act of faith where individuals or groups walk through their neighborhoods, schools, or other areas, praying for the people and places they encounter. It's a tangible way to lift up our community in prayer, seeking God's guidance, protection, and blessing over every aspect of life.

We encourage all families to participate in a prayer walk, either on their own or by joining one of our association churches. Whether you walk with us on April 15th or choose to embark on your own journey with loved ones, your prayers have the potential to make a lasting impact.

Are there other ways I can serve?

In partnership with our association churches, we have organized a few designated service days that we would love to have you get involved in!

Dedicated Service Days

Click on the drop downs below to learn more and sign up! 

What if none of these dates work for my family? 

We would love to impact as much of St. Louis as possible! If you are looking for ideas, our Mission + Outreach team has put together a Service Menu with a list of local needs within our school, community & beyond. Additionally your family can prayer walk around your neighborhood!

April 13: Swaddling Clothes

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm (or drop off donations)
Location: Price of Peace Lutheran Church
Questions? Email Katie Fiene at   
Organization: Swaddling Clothes with Prince of Peace

Swaddling Clothes is a mission run out of Prince of Peace that gives clothing, diapers, wipes, formula, and other baby related items to families in need.  Once a month families can come in and pick out the things they need for their children.  All of our inventory is graciously donated from members of the community.

Ways to serve: On April 13th from 9:00am-12:00pm we will host our regular shopping day for families in need.  During these hours you can drop off donations of new and gently used clothing (NB-10/12), kids shoes (up to to a kids size 5) or any other baby related item such as bibs, bottles, blankets, etc.  You can also come any time during those hours to help sort and hang clothes, and assemble summer gift bags. You do not have to commit to the whole 3 hours of time.  Any time you have to give will be much appreciated.  We are also collecting donations to assemble summer gift bags to the families who use our center. We are looking for donations of sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and freezer pops.  These items can also be dropped off at the event on April 13, or anytime before then at the church M-TH 9:00am-4:30pm.

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April 14: Give Glendale Lutheran Church a new shine

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2024 at 12:00pm
Location: Glendale Lutheran Church
 Call Pastor Jonas at (805) 345-6658

Join Pastor Scott Jonas and help us give the pews at Glendale church a new shine!  We need help waxing the pews, no need to bring anything with you but your muscles and serving spirit!   

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April 15: Prayer Walks

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 3:30pm
Location: Concordia Lutheran Church, Glendale Lutheran Church, Webster Gardens, or your own neighborhood
Questions? Email Kayla Purk at

Prayer walks hosted at Concordia, Webster Gardens and Glendale church.  RSVP at the links below!  Have you ever done a prayer walk before?  Most of us haven’t!  Please join us at any of our association churches to experience a prayer walk led by our pastors.  You do not have to be a member of our churches to join, all CCLS families are welcome!

GlendaleConcordiaWebster Gardens

April 20: Cemetery Clean Up

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9:00-11:00am
Location: Quinette Cemetery
Questions? Email Pastor Bongard at 

Weed pulling and general yard clean up at Quinette Cemetery on Old Big Bend Road.  Bring rakes, gloves and any yard tools! 

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April 20: CFNA

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9:00–1:30am
Location: Webster Gardens
Questions? Email Stephanie Bowman at 

Christian Friends of New Americans is partnering with Webster Gardens and Affinia. Affinia is a healthcare organization that is going to provide a dental van and some education for the Afghan refugee parents. CCLS parents and students will get to play with the kids! We will have families split into two shifts to provide some child care through games.  

  • Shift 1: 9:00am-11:30am
    • Set up, play a dental related game or demonstration for the kids (CFNA has a large toothbrush), and 1 field game
  • Shift 2: 11:00am-1:30pm
    • Plan 1 dental related game, 1 field games, Clean up

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April 21: CCLS Academy

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 1:30pm-4:00pm
Location: CCLS Academy at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Questions? Call/text Katie Clark at (314) 369-3988

Middle schoolers and adults, this one's for you! Join Katie Clark and The CCLS Mission and Outreach Team as they pull weeds, clean up trash, and do a deep clean inside the building CCLS Academy at Bethlehem from 1:30-4:30pm!

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Did you participate in a service project or prayer walk? Let us know by filling out the form below! 

SHINE Service Completion Form

Join us as we cover St. Louis in prayer and let the light of Christ shine brightly in our community!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16