Manager’s Message: Let’s Give Thanks


Dear Lutheran Charities Friends, 

When was the last time you stopped to give thanks that Lutheran Charities exists? Despite our fast-paced lifestyles coupled with this ever-shifting time in our churches and country, thousands of people in Southeastern Pennsylvania communities find themselves invested and rooted in Lutheran Charities’ mission and message. Along with pastors, synod leadership and congregants serving those in need, Lutheran Charities perseveres as a compelling symbol of hope for over four decades. “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” ~ Martin Luther. 

Like a circuit rider of old, we go out every Sunday and share the good works being done with synod church members in their name and through their support. The encouragement we get on these weekly “rest stops” gives us purpose, hope and strength for the journey.  

In October, during Lutheran Charities Month, we ask you to show your support and thanks that Lutheran Charities exists by making a financial gift or by getting involved in our Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase on Saturday, October 14. 

This is your Lutheran Charities. You are the ones enabling the stories to be told. You listen, give, serve and pray for the caregivers and for those in need of care. The 100,000 people who are recipients of our charities’ amazing support each year thank you. Many of them have become Lutheran Charities supporters because they are grateful for what Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, KenCrest, Liberty Lutheran Family of Services, Lutheran Settlement House and Silver Springs-Martin Luther School has done for them, a loved one or a friend. 

On behalf of our charities and affiliates in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we give thanks that you exist and that together we can help make a positive difference in the lives of so many.

With gratitude,


Barbara Stechert
Manager of Donor Relations & Ministry Partnerships