Martin Luther Elder Care Ministries (MLECM) was formed by Martin Luther Memorial Home to fulfill a singular mission. That mission is to serve the spiritual needs of the aging with emphasis on those who are in care facilities or homebound. We will do this by working with congregations in Michigan for the purpose of sharing the message of the gospel.

Sharing the Words of Life with those nearing the end of life—that is what MLECM is all about. To do this, two ministries are being developed.

  • Pastor Elder Care Ministry—a growing network of both active and retired WELS pastors across Michigan. Each pastor who is part of this program conducts weekly worship services in elder care facilities that are located in the area in which they live.
  • Citizens of Heaven Elder Care Ministry—a new program to train lay men and women to assist their pastors in ministering to the aging who live in care facilities or who are homebound. The key component of this program is new online training course developed and offered by Martin Luther College. This course is also available to pastors, teachers and staff ministers. For more information go to the Citizens of Heaven Elder Care page or click the learn more/register in the box on the right.