God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday on September 9 is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this opportunity and dedicated one day to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all people.
We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. When Good Shepherd serves meals at the Community Kitchen, builds kits for Lutheran World Relief, writes advocacy letters, and works at the Food Bank, our service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
You might know “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday as “yellow shirt Sunday”; this is also true. If you have a “God’s work. Our hands” shirt, please wear it on September 9.
We will be engaging in several service activities on September 9. Of course we will assemble those 300 school kits for Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for your generous donations. We have everything we need! We will also be advocating for hunger and voting issues by writing letters to our representatives. Finally we will be in the Community Garden harvesting produce for the Food Bank.