CHICAGO — On Sunday Sept. 11, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will engage in the church’s dedicated day of service to help make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships, and share God’s love.
Since the ELCA was formed 35 years ago, the church has been deeply rooted in faith and in sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world. On “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, ELCA congregations will participate in God’s work in the world — restoring and reconciling communities and pursuing peace and justice. The day of service builds on the congregations’ ongoing work in their communities.
Service activities include assembling items for homeless shelters, collecting for local food pantries, cleaning neighborhood parks and writing thank-you notes to first responders.
Service offers this church an opportunity to explore one of the most basic Lutheran convictions: 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.
More information about “God’s work. Our hands. Sunday is available at elca.org/dayofservice.
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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3.3 million members in more than 8,900 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands.,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA’s roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.
For information contact:
Candice Hill Buchbinder