Social Ministry

"Mercy Changes Everything"...Serving God. Serving Communities.

Notice of Social Ministry committee meetings will be published in the Mid-Week Connect emails, Sunday bulletins and/or newsletters.

Thank you for Supporting Social Ministry

Posted Jan. 25, 2024

Our Savior’s Way continues to support the Loudoun Homeless Center with meals and supplies. Since the Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) opened on November 15th for the winter, groups and individuals from our church have provided meals for 75 to 90 residents plus drop-ins. We have also supplied 2,000 Styrofoam cups, 16 gallons of milk, 18 dozen eggs, 12 pounds of coffee, plus creamer, 10 pounds of sugar, 500+ water bottles, and 240 detergent pods.

Many thanks to our members who have also donated non-perishable, canned goods! Please continue to help support our community by signing up to provide a meal or donating to the Benevolence Fund. Your assistance and donations allow us to help with utility bills and keep our community fed, warm, and in their homes.

Social Ministry Committee Members

  • Andie Wessell, Chair
  • Penny Payne
  • Ramona Meese
  • Mary Miller
  • Jessica Wessell
  • Gwen Kennedy
  • Melissa Colvin
  • Kristen Harris

If you would be interested in joining our committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will contact you.

Social Ministry Service Projects

For information on participating in any of the projects listed below, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your request will be forwarded to the proper point of contact.

Service Project Frequency Point of Contact
Bread & Restaurant Food Collection
Pick up bread from Panera and food from other local restaurants for the needy.
2-3 times a week Melissa Colvin
Loudoun Hunger Relief
Collection of non-perishable food items for the local food pantry.
ongoing Andie Wessell
Good Shepherd Alliance
Liaison between OSW and Good Shepherd
as needed Mary Miller
Loudoun County Homeless Shelter/Cold Weather Shelter
Collecting clothing, supplies, snacks, etc.
ongoing Andie Wessell
Project Linus LCJDC
Making blankets with residents for children who are ill
4th Thursday Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Angel Tree
Providing Christmas presents for children of inmates, Bibles and more.
yearly Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Thanksgiving Bags
Coordinating food collection and packing events for the local food pantry.
October-November Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Andie Wessell
Homeless Shelter Dinners
Preparing and serving dinner at the local shelter.
monthly Gwen Kennedy
Rise Against Hunger
Assemble packaged meals for poverty-stricken countries.
yearly Jessica Wessell
Gwen Kennedy


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Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church
43115 Waxpool Road. Ashburn, VA 20148