Inner City Pastoral Ministry Lunch 2017

Lunch was served on Sunday September 24th, 2017!

Inner City Pastoral Ministry

Glory Lutheran Church supports Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM):

Lunch to Inner City Residents

In late September, our congregation prepares and serves lunch to approximately 300 homeless and working poor individuals and families at the Bissell Centre in downtown Edmonton. Sign-up sheets are available on the tables in the Narthex in early September for volunteers as follows:

Bakers prepare chocolate squares, cookies and rice krispie treats. Loaves are avoided as they are awkward to serve. We request that each volunteer baker makes only one recipe of their chosen dessert. Chocolate squares and cookies are the clear favorite of the inner city folk.

Food Preparation volunteers are needed to prepare the food the day prior to the ICPM lunch. The volunteer team and the Community Outreach Committee meet at the church on Saturday morning to wash, cut and package vegetables, make 90 loaves of ham & cheese, egg salad, and tuna sandwiches and assemble trays of desserts. The team usually works from 9:30 a.m. till noon. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other while accomplishing a great deal of

work for this outreach project.

Lunch Serving Volunteers form a team of about 20 people to serve the lunch on Sunday morning. The team, which includes many of our Community Outreach Committee, meets with the IPCM staff at 9:30 AM to receive instructions, and to set out the lunch. After joining the local congregation for worship service, lunch is served.  The team assists with clean up, completing the project by 1:00 p.m.

Christmas Gift Bags

Each year hundreds of Christmas gift bags are delivered to ICPM by various churches in the Edmonton area. The role of the Glory volunteers is to



This activity, scheduled for a Saturday morning just prior to Christmas, requires 10-12 people from our congregation and someone with a truck to haul the sorted packages.

This project is an easy way to help out and make a significant difference in the lives of people who are struggling.

Want more information? Contact either Marjorie Zelent or Debbie Kehn at Glory Lutheran Church 780.416.9594

For information about the work of the Inner City Pastorl Ministry, visit their website at

*Note: The "icpm" image is link to their website.