“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday — We are church together. As Ephesians 2:8-10 reminds us, God has created us by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared us to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church. By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others.
Here are the ways we are helping our community during God's work. Our hands. Sunday day of service.
Click on the Sign Up Genius logo to sign up! Black means the project is here at the church
Red means this will be off-site.
Green means you can do this from home.
1. Assemble Kits for LifeWiseSTL
2. Prayer envelope craft for the homebound and to residents of Avalon Gardens.
3. Make Casseroles in Gethsemane's kitchen.
4. Bring Cookies to Gethsemane to be distributed to first responders and health care workers.
5. Assemble the aforementioned cookies in the fellowship hall on trays or in containers.
6. Deliver the cookie trays to first repsoners
7. Order from Bridge Bread You can pre-order and the bread will be here on Sunday for you to pick up.
8. Outdoor/indoor spruce-up of Buder
9. Hand out water bottles to people at near by bus stops.
10. Advocate for change! "In the ELCA we believe that, through baptism, God is calling us into the world to serve together. We are a church that views governments as helpful ways God is active in our world and that is energized by lively engagement in our faith and public life. When we, as ELCA members, lift our voices together to influence policies that advance the common good, we further God’s work in our world. Shaped by the ELCA’s social teaching documents and the experiences of its congregations, ministries, and partners, we advocate to end world hunger and stands up for policies that create opportunities to overcome poverty, promote peace and dignity, preserve God’s creation and promote racial justice." (ELCA Advocacy) Participate in a letter-writing campaign to your representatives. Templates can be found here. Click here to find out who represents you.