Rocky Mountain District

 
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Ysleta Lutheran Mission and San Pablo Lutheran Church

Did you know that the Rocky Mountain District is involved in an international mission outreach, one that is actually based within the geographic area of our district?

In 1981 the Rocky Mountain District purchased 4.2 acres of land and 14 buildings in El Paso, Texas that would soon become the home of the Ysleta Lutheran Mission and San Pablo Lutheran Church, a thriving ministry reaching out to the Spanish-speaking people living along the United States-Mexico border.

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The Ysleta Lutheran Mission, located just one mile from a major passageway across the border, was organized to provide health and human services to needy people. San Pablo Lutheran Church, the original mission congregation, now with 340 members, serves one of the poorest communities in the U.S. The original idea of the District included a church, school, health care, and youth outreach. The Reverend Karl Heimer was called in 1982 to serve as pastor of San Pablo and executive director of Ysleta. At that point, the mission was comprised of empty buildings and dirt parking lots. The ensuing years have seen it transformed into a place of constant activity.

There are many servant activities taking place through Ysleta and San Pablo that bring God’s mercy and serve as His voice to the people. Clothing and food are distributed on a weekly basis, so long as supplies are available. Donations of food from the Orphan Grain Train make it possible for the mission to serve an average of 100 hot meals every day at the very low cost of 75 cents. An onsite thrift store receives donations from across the country. Occasionally some items are donated for which there is no specific need, in which case YLM shares those items with area schools, orphanages, hospitals and a jail in Mexico. Several times throughout the year, free medical checkups and eye exams are provided. Many donors and volunteers help to repair houses, and when possible, to build homes for needy families in the congregation. They have also helped to repair and build churches on both sides of the border. Food baskets, school supplies, health kits and Christmas gifts are just some of the things that have been collected and distributed to families in the missions, shelters and orphanages.

One very unique and effective ministry of San Pablo is their Mariachi Ministry. Sixteen members participate in this musical group, children, youth, and adults. They perform throughout El Paso and Juarez several times each month. The group also travels and performs at conventions, conferences and community events. They strive to reach others through Christian and popular music, both in Spanish and English, thereby planting the seeds of grace in settings normally dominated by secular music only. Pastor Stephen Heimer, son of Pastor Karl Heimer, is the head of this Mariachi Ministry. As leader of the Mariachi Ministry, he leads bilingual devotions and Bible study for the group.

More than ever, this ministry needs prayer and support! Monetary gifts to help Ysleta and San Pablo fulfill their mission may be sent directly to the ministry, or they may be channeled through the Rocky Mountain District office. A variety of servant event needs and other giving possibilities can be explored by visiting the Ysleta Lutheran Mission website, www.ylm.org. Please consider helping!

25 Oct

 Reformation Luncheon

for the

 Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE)

 

A Reformation Luncheon for the Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE) will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Cinzzetti's Italian Market, Northglenn, CO.  The retired educators meet at 11:30 am for fellowship, growth, service, and mutual support.  The Lutheran Hispanic Missionary Institute (LHMI) will be the featured presentation.  Our service action for this luncheon will offer financial support for this LCMS Recognized Service Organization.  

All retired Rocky Mountain District educators and spouses are invited to attend.  Registrations for the luncheon may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Don or Elaine at 303.993.2596.

9 Nov

* Save the Date*

 

Rocky Mountain District Youth Gathering

  November 9-11, 2018

will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church- Fort Collins, Colorado

 

further information to follow when available.

 

22 Nov
District Office is Closed
11.22.2018 - 11.23.2018
22 Dec
District Office is Closed
12.22.2018 - 01.01.2019
27 Jan

National Lutheran Schools Week

January 27- Feb 2, 2019

 

Theme: "Real. Present. God."       

Based on Psalm 46, “Our God Is Real and Present Here

Visit  https://www.lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek  for more information and to download the 2019 Resource Kit. 

 

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