Community Service 

Meals From the Heartland

The impact of Covid-19 has created a massive need to get food to hungry people here in Iowa and around the U.S. With social distancing restrictions in place, Meals from the Heartland developed safe and creative ways to continue packaging meals on a limited basis. You are invited to come help package meals and help those in need! For more information and to sign up please go to https://mealsfromtheheartland. org/covid-friendly-meal-packing/.


Food Pantry Collection    

A basket for this collection will be provided on the 3rd full weekend of each month.  Thank you for your continued generosity in sharing with those in need. 

Donations collected are given locally to one of the following:  Maxwell Food Pantry; Impact Community Action Partnership in Ankeny; Huxley Food Pantry, Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Des Moines or Catholic Charities Emergency Shelter in Des Moines.  

Cards for Home-Bound and in Care Facilities

If you know someone who might like to receive cards from parishioners, please ask them if we may put their address in the bulletin so cards can be sent.


Food Donations Needed for The Blessing Box

Donations most needed for The Blessing Box, the Elkhart Community Food Pantry, are meals in a can (soup, stew, chili), tuna or canned chicken, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, canned fruit in its own juice or water, low-sodium canned vegetables, olive or canola oil, spices, low-sugar whole grain cereals, healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit), beans, and rice.    Cash donations are also welcome payable to The Blessing Box and sent to The Blessing Box, c/o Elkhart Christian Church, P.O. Box 97, Elkhart, IA  50073.  Interested in volunteering? Contact Tim Kautza; 515-964-7687;

Prayer Requests 

If illness or a crisis strikes your family or friends, don't hesitate to contact us so members of our Parish may offer prayers for your needs.  For requests or to participate in our prayer chain, contact Barb Liske or at 515-367-2685 or fill out this online form.