TLC's Mission of the Month

January 2020 - Lutheran Braille Workers

posted Dec 30, 2019, 9:43 AM by TLC Burlington

Lutheran Braille Workers

With a dedicated mission heart, Helene Loewe Koehler responded to a plea from Mr. Fred Graepp for Braille Bibles for blind pastors in Germany. As a result, Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) was founded in 1943. Helene learned Braille from Mr. Graepp by correspondence, keeping them and her Braille manuscripts in a shoe box under her bed. Helene’s brother, Norman Loeber, created a Braille press using rollers from their mother’s ringer washer.  Helene sought the assistance of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church, and this became the first of nearly 200 Braille and Large Print Work Centers.


Providing the Word of God freely to people who are blind or visually impaired has been the focus of Lutheran Braille Workers since it was founded in 1943. The work has grown from producing titles in a single language to 30 languages, and the volunteer work force has grown from one volunteer working out of a shoebox in her home to more than 3000 volunteers in about 170 work centers across the United States!

 Click here learn more about LBW

December 2019 - Adopt a Family

posted Nov 25, 2019, 12:03 PM by TLC Burlington

The Mission of the Month for December is ECKAN's Adopt-a-Family.  We have adopted 2 families this year, in order to select a gift to purchase, please take an ornament from the "Christmas Tree" on the narthex bulletin board.  
Please have your gifts, as well as the tag, back to church by December 11th.

November 2019 - Lutheran Hour Ministries

posted Oct 28, 2019, 8:51 AM by TLC Burlington   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 8:59 AM ]

Lutheran Hour Ministries is a trusted resource in global media that equips and engages a vibrant volunteer base to passionately proclaim the Gospel to more than 125 million people worldwide each week. Through its North American headquarters and ministry centers on six continents, LHM reaches into more than 50 countries, often bringing Christ to places where no other Christian evangelistic organizations are present. LHM’s flagship ministry, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on more than 1,800 radio stations and the American Forces Network.

We encourage those people who are reached through these ministry efforts to respond by contacting staff or volunteers. LHM then cultivates relationships with those who respond to ultimately facilitate a relationship between them and a Christian community, thus helping grow the kingdom of God.

Tune in to Lutheran Hour Ministries every Sunday morning at 7:30am on WIBW-AM 580.

For more information visit:

October 2019 - FCA/BASIC

posted Oct 8, 2019, 8:13 AM by TLC Burlington

This October's Mission of the Month is the Burlington High School chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a student organization at Burlington High School and affiliated with the national organization, FCA, out of Kansas City, Missouri.  FCA serves the needs of students and student-athletes that are interested in sports, band and cheerleading.  We host 2 meetings per month.  We host and co-host many events throughout the year including:  See You at the Pole, Fields of Faith, Friday Night 5th Quarters, DriveOne, KC Wolf Assembly and more!!  We also perform community service focused on God's Storehouse, ECKAN and area youth groups!

BASIC stands for Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  Students lead the group and do the planning and preparation with support from adult volunteers who work at the school.  This group was started by a high school student many years ago.  Her desire was to make a place in her school for young people to gather and grow in their faith.  BASIC is a safe space for students to talk about their faith, learn about the Bible, and have fun.  BASIC is also a missional group, with a desire to lead kids to Christ and involve them in the ministry.  BASIC sponsors “See You At The Pole” each year in concert with FCA.  BASIC also participates in Fields of Faith.  

Click here to visit the BHS BASIC page

Click here to visit the BHS FCA page

September 2019-TLC Building Fund

posted Sep 3, 2019, 9:03 AM by TLC Burlington

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Some might wonder, "Can a church building fund be a mission?" The answer is "Yes." 

In Exodus, even before the people of Israel came to the Promised Land for the first time, God gave Moses a command in Exodus thirty-five, "Moses said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, 'This is the thing that the LORD has commanded. Take from among you a contribution to the LORD. Whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring the LORD's contribution...' (Exodus 35:4-5a)" From there, the verse goes on to list all that's needed to make the Tent of Meeting, also known as the Tabernacle.

And how did the people of God respond? "And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him, and brought the LORD's contribution to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. So they came, both men and women. All who were of a willing heart... (Exodus 21-22a)"

The fact is, what the church facility looks like can draw and also distract people from attending that church, and therefore whether they hear God's Word. We have done many great things recently to our church, but there is still lots more that can be done!  Plus, there will always be regular maintenance items that need taken care of. Any future projects or maintenance needs will have to be funded either out of remaining budget or by special offerings. This Church Building Fund will help to get ahead of the need.

But there's good news! In Exodus, the people gave so much "Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, 'Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary. ' So the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more. (Exodus 36:6-7)" 

Will you help? September's Mission of the Month is for the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

*We want to hear from you! We value your input. If you have ideas or recommendations for future projects or maintenance items, please submit them using this link

August 2019 - God's Store House

posted Aug 20, 2019, 7:32 AM by TLC Burlington   [ updated Aug 20, 2019, 7:35 AM ]

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God’s Store House is a familiar figure in our community.  It is where we donate our excess clothing and household goods, it’s the beneficiary of local food drives, and it’s where we go when we need a little help taking care of our families.  God’s Store House offers free food, clothing, and household goods to anyone in Coffey County with a need.

God’s Storehouse provides food to anyone who needs it and is always in need of donations.

Their daily needs include, but are not limited to:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meat
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Dish Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

God’s Store House is open every weekday from 9am to 12pm and on Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm. Please do not leave donations outside.

July - Passageways, Ltd.

posted Jun 24, 2019, 9:59 AM by TLC Burlington

"At Passageways Living Center we give a hand up while providing a warm and safe environment for homeless veterans to call home. Our services to our heroes are at no costs to them.  After all, they have already given so much protecting our freedoms."
For more information visit them at: or visit their facebook page.

June 2019-Gideons International

posted May 31, 2019, 10:03 AM by TLC Burlington   [ updated May 31, 2019, 10:07 AM ]

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19


The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

 People are often led to faith in Christ by the profound truths discovered in His Word. By reading and studying the Bible, these individuals grow in their walk and, eventually, share their testimony with others. For this reason, we focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. We print in over 95 languages and take copies of God’s Word to the world by either personally handing them to individuals or by placing them in select public locations.

Click Here for more information on Gideons International

April 2019--CCEMA Scholarship

posted Apr 8, 2019, 9:21 AM by TLC Burlington   [ updated Apr 8, 2019, 9:22 AM ]

The Coffey County Evangelical Ministerial Association (CCEMA) established the Christian Life Scholarship fund to promote public 
Christian lifestyle among high school students.  This scholarship is awarded to students who present Christian witness in all areas
of life--at home, at school, and in their involvement in a local church; and who consistently show Christian character, are proven
dependable, willingly serve others, and demonstrate scholastic achievement.

March 2019 - SOS, Inc.

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:37 AM by TLC Burlington   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 7:41 AM ]

Founded in 1976, SOS is an umbrella organization home to CASA of the Flinthills, Child Advocacy Center, Child Visitation and Exchange Center, Crisis Services, Safe Shelter, Outreach and Prevention and Education Programs.  SOS strives to end domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and neglect through integrated services for adults and children.

SOS, Inc. provides a much needed safety net for our six-county (Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris and Osage) service area. All six of our counties are full of generous caring people who also donate items to meet our client’s needs. Thanks to these community contributions, SOS can provide for individuals and families transitioning out of our shelter and moving into their new home and violence-free life.  Clients who are taking the steps toward safety and self-sufficiency and needing a hand-up not a hand-out also benefit from these donations. Items as simple as trash bags, cleaning supplies, medicine, hangers, household items etc. provide our clients the comfort of knowing they can provide for their family – diminishing yet another common reason victims are drawn back to an abuser.  SOS recognizes healthy individuals are the foundation of a healthy community!

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