Signing of the Partnership Agreement with Whittier Elementary Principal.

St. Luke’s is involved in a variety of partnerships. Some of these happen through the Greater Milwaukee Synod. We are proud to be engaged in synodical and churchwide ministries within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our pastors are involved in our Waukesha Conference of our Greater Milwaukee Synod and to find ways to engage in our ministries through our Synod. The use of the word “our” in the previous sentence helps frame an understanding of how we are partnered with the larger church: the synod and the ELCA are not separate organizations. The Greater Milwaukee Synod is “us.” The ELCA is not “other.” It is us. We are Church together.

We have relationships with five parishes in the Meru Diocese of the Tanzanian Lutheran Church. In 2018, a delegation traveled to the diocese to visit them. We welcomed to St. Luke’s people from Tanzania in October 2019. Pastor Jordan traveled to be with our partners in 2022.

Other important relationships exist beyond our ELCA partnerships: We are partners with The Women’s Center (a shelter for women and children), The Hope Center (food and clothing for those living in poverty), Healing Hearts (working with grieving families), Hadfield Elementary (providing financial resources, volunteer tutors and support), The Waukesha Downtown Clergy Association (interfaith group focusing on community well-being and homelessness), Twelve-Step Programs (two Alcoholics Anonymous groups, Alanon, Narcotics Anonymous), and more…