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Open Arms Mission

An Antioch-area food pantry providing food, personal hygiene items, and counseling services. 

Find Help Lake County


A single point of access that connects Lake County, IL residents with local, non-profit health and human service providers. Provided by the United Way of Lake County. 

Coordinated Outreach Of Lutherans (C.O.O.L)

C.O.O.L. gives assistance to area families in need, by reducing hunger & homelessness, and by encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency. 

Metropolitan Chicago Synod (MCS)

The MCS oversees 184 congregations in the Chicago area (including Saint Stephen), and is the Home Synod of the ELCA.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Home Page of the ELCA. Search for Congregations, Pastors, Resources, Employment, News, Teachings, Etc.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

LWR is a nonprofit organization that helps families in the world’s poorest communities build the resilience they need to thrive.

Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

The LWF is the global coordinating organization for 145 Lutheran church bodies, representing 74 million Lutherans in 89 countries. 

Lutheran Immigration and 
Refugee Services (LIRS)

LIRS is a faith-based non-profit organization that welcomes and supports refugees and migrants 
entering the United States. 

Lutheran Social Services of IL.

LSSI is the Social Services outreach of the ELCA, providing critical programs for the state’s most vulnerable residents  

Lutheran Public Radio (LPR)

"Sacred Music for the World": 
The best of the Church’s music from the past 2,000 years



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