“God’s work. Our hands.”
"God's work. Our hands." Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
God's work. Our hands. will be on Sunday, August 30th, 2020. This will be a day dedicated to helping others. With that in mind, Gethsemane will work on projects to benefit our neighbors and community at large.
This year among other projects, we will be making baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. We will need to get a head start on making baby blankets. Can you help us? Here is a link to the instructions.
If you know of a group that could use our help on Sunday, August 30th please contact Gretchen Jenson.
In 2019 we celebrated “God’s Work. Our Hands” on Sunday, September 29th during the 5th Sunday one service so that we could worship together at 10am, and then go with Jesus to serve in our neighborhood, community, and world.
We had the following options to serve here at Gethsemane and outside our walls:
We are also celebratied 125 years of Gethsemane and we had an extra special treat in store for everyone! Sweet Swedish Savories as well as pastries to purchase from the Bridge Bread Truck (see below for details.)
In 2019 we:
1. Assembled Personal Care Kits sent125 pounds to Lutheran World Relief.
2. Assembled and delivered cookie trays. Some cookies were bagged for our freezer at Gethsemane to take as care packages. Other cookies were delivered to First Responders and Nursing Home workers at Avalon Gardens and Kasey Paige Assisted Living.
3. Made “Thinking of You” cards. When we deliver the cookies, we’d also like to deliver cards to residents at Avalon Gardens and Kasey Paige.
Consider an option to serve outside our church building:
1. Gardening at Buder School. We weeded a neglected garden area and helped bring it back to life.
2. Provided a meal for Lutheran Campus Ministry.
Supported others who do God’s work:
1. Shop for bread and rolls at the Bridge Bread Truck after worship. Bridge Bread is a non-profit social enterprise that hires people experiencing homelessness and helps them help themselves get back on track through satisfying supportive employment; items cost $4-$7. This year they are providing special Swedish style treats to help commemorate our 125th!
Stay tuned for more info and sign ups as the date gets closer!