It’s not too early to begin exploring opportunities for how your congregation will participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. The date for this year’s dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 13, when congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will once again have the opportunity to gather together and celebrate who we are as the ELCA – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Mark your congregation’s calendar today. If it’s not possible for your congregation to participate on Sept. 13, please consider another day.
Since 2013, thousands of ELCA members have participated in the dedicated day of service. View this video from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and see examples of how ELCA congregations share God’s love.
To guide your planning for 2015, visit www.ELCA.org/dayofservice. There are new resources to consider, 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 and more.
Also, we ask that you register your congregation. This will help us share and tell stories about the good work that we do together. Click here to register.
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday celebrates the work you do every day, serving communities in ways that share the love of God with all people. We look forward to doing this work together again this year.