“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday 2017

Please save the date Sunday, Sept. 10, when congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will again have the opportunity to gather together for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday.

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The ELCA’s anniversary theme, “Freed and Renewed in Christ,” reminds us of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors. This is work that you do every day – serving your community in ways that share the love of Christ with all of God’s people.

Whether we fill backpacks with needed school supplies, serve meals to those who are food insecure or write letters to soldiers and veterans, we are using our hands to do God’s work to reconcile and restore communities in Jesus’ name throughout the world.

Watch how some of our congregations and communities across the country put their faith into action during the 2016 day of service.

The bright yellow “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday T-shirts are once again available through Old Lutheran. The deadline for ordering your congregation’s personalized T-shirt is Aug. 15.

If your congregation cannot participate on Sept. 10, please consider another time.

Visit ELCA.org/dayofservice for more information and resources.

We look forward to working together on “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday.

God’s peace,

Christina Jackson-Skelton
Executive Director, Mission Advancement
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America