Save the date! September 15 is the day to get involved in this year’s God’s Work, Our Hands day of service. “God’s work. Our hands.” Is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. “God’s work. Our hands.” day of service provides us a chance to serve our neighbors in new ways and with new partners. It also provides an opportunity to gain new insights, to be renewed in faith and to gain fresh strength for serving in all our daily callings.
What can you do now? We are collecting food for the “All People’s Church” food pantry. Here is a list of items you can start bringing now. Canned vegetables, tuna, chunky soup, canned ravioli, hamburger/tuna helper, oatmeal, cereal, pancake mix, box potatoes, mac & cheese, rice, spaghetti, ramen noodles, cream of mushroom soup, canned fruit, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner. We’ll deliver all these items in September. Anything you can donate will help!
We will also be helping out the “Washington County Humane Society” by collecting empty peanut butter jars. Bring your jars and fill the bin near the food pantry shelf! We will also be making catnip toys and coloring dog bandanas!
Last year we delivered flowers to the patients at “Kathy Hospice” and was a very moving and rewarding experience. We intend to deliver flowers again this year.
A monetary donation to cover the cost of some of these items would be very much appreciated!
We will also be hosting a blood drive. Sign-up sheets will be at the Welcome and Resource Desk to donate or just walk-in to donate. In a medical emergency, often the most important element is the availability of blood. Your blood donation can help: trauma victims, surgery patients, premature babies, people with anemia, cancer patients, and many more. Giving blood is a quick, simple way to give back to your community.
Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. 1 Peter 4:10