Day of Service

“Proclaim, Serve and Witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

On Sunday, October 6th, the congregation of St. Luke Lutheran will have a day to put our mission statement into action. The Service Committee is coordinating a Sunday morning of worship, activities and fellowship in which EVERY member of the congregation is encouraged to participate.

9:00 - 9:45am Worship Service

9:45 – 11:45am Service activities will be scheduled in the church and around our community

12:00pm Lunch in the Fellowship Hall

This event will be in conjunction with 9,100 congregations of the ELCA, engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love.

After our worship service, we will disperse to service projects at the church and around the community. Please contact the church office to let us know which of the service projects that you would like to participate. Projects will end at 11:45am to allow everyone to gather for lunch at noon.

If you do not feel called to participate in a project, you are invited to join Pastor Seymour in the sanctuary for a group discussion on service in the life of St. Luke.

Service Projects that are planned include:

-Preparing boxes of homemade goodies and delivering them to first responders

-Making “blessing bags” to be distributed to the homeless

-Hymn singing” to shut ins and retirement home residents (similar to caroling)

-Yard work at the Gade residence (they are resettling back into their home that was damaged by fire)

-Building a porch on the Ministry House with the Lutheran Men

-Packing bags of food for needy children at the Help4Kids warehouse

-Delivering bags with laundry detergent & quarters to individuals at local laundromats

-Cleaning up in the St. Luke kitchen with the Fellowship Committee

-Sewing “pocket crosses” for distribution to members of the military

-Cleaning up in the St. Luke education wing (cleaning shelves, white boards, tables)

-Misc. craft projects: tying off “fringe edge” blankets for foster children, knitting prayer squares

-Misc. projects at St. Luke: planting pansies, painting handrails

-Preparation for the Children’s Christmas program—for children ages 3 through 4th grade with Cindy Schnibben

-Making cards and writing notes of encouragement to members of the military for the holidays

If you would like to provide special financial support for the projects, please note on your contribution that it is for the Day of Service.

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