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Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit has a long history of serving the community and one way our members are helping is through Lake County PADS: Providing advocacy, dignity & shelter.  Make a selection under the PADS logo to learn about current volunteer opportunities at PADS. 

Current Church Volunteer Needs


Every three years we make a specific appeal to our Building Fund that allows us to meet our mortgage payments and to complete a number of capital improvements to our property and grounds. The mission and ministries of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit are dependent on the financial support and personal involvement of our dedicated members.

As we recommit to another three-year plan, we need your help to make this appeal a successful one. Please sign up for one of the teams or leadership positions. 



A special tradition at Holy Spirit is the gathering of the community for breakfast between services on Easter morning.  You are invited to join us from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  It’s always an incredible breakfast and a great way to celebrate Easter with your church

Easter Breakfast Help Needed:

6 people to set up on Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. 10 people to set up and serve on Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 10 people to clean up at 10:30 a.m. Sign up button below.  Please be generous with your time to make this a huge success.

Ways To Volunteer

PADs Shelter Volunteer Opportunities —

Volunteering Group

PADs has resumed limited rotating shelter operations, and St. Mark's Lutheran in Lindenhurst has reached out for volunteers on Fridays.

More information and sign-up is available at

Soup Kitchen

The Chapel is now hosting a site on the second weekend of the month, as well as other dates, with information available at


Charity Donations

First Presbyterian in Deerfield is hosting a Sunday PADs site, with more information available at



Ways to Volunteer

Ways to Donate

Housewarming Kits
Amazon Wishlist
PADS Amazon Wish List — 
PADS Housewarming Kits Collection — 

PADs maintains an Amazon Wish List to provide items to individuals and families in need this Winter:

Please consider donating to

this Wish List.

PADs is currently in need of shelf-stable items in microwaveable ready bowls: Easy Mac

· Chef Boyardee

· Dinty Moore Meals

· Cup of Soup

· Ramen Cups

PADS provides families in need with food and shelter in their time of need. Their mission is to help those families get back on their feet and continue living an independent life. Many of the PADS clients move into their new homes with very few personal items. To make this exciting time more enjoyable, we will be collecting NEW items to package Housewarming Kits. These kits will include a few basic items for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom to help the PADS clients create a brighter future for themselves.

How can you help? 

1. Sign up to purchase and drop off new items from the list.



2. Donate money or a gift card (Target, Walmart of Amazon) and let Kari do the shopping for you. Please label your envelope, “Housewarming Kits,” and drop off in the front office or in the donation plate.


All items are due to the church by Sunday, April 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Davenport.  773-844-7542.

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