God’s work. Our hands. Sunday – September 13

Thank you for considering participation in God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. This dedicated day of service builds on the work ELCA congregations do every day, serving the communities in which we live.

\Whether we clean up outdoor spaces, fill back-packs with much-needed school supplies or write letters to soldiers and veterans, “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday celebrates who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbor.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up your congregation for the day of service.

Need help planning?

Find new resources such as a study guide designed for congregations to discuss what it means to serve with a joyful heart. You’ll also find the 2015 version of the toolkit, bulletin inserts, posters, and a new worship resource for your dedicated day of service.

Do you want to get the word out about your congregation’s activities?

The toolkit includes a special section about sharing your congregation’s activities with your local newspaper, television and radio outlets.

We want to hear from you!

Shortly after Sept. 13, please share stories about your congregation’s participation. Send your stories and photos to kgraddy@nisynod.org and  LivingLutheran@elca.org, so that together we can celebrate what God accomplishes through you.

Mark your calendars today, but if it’s not possible for your congregation to participate on Sept. 13, please consider another day.

With our hands we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling our communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.