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Join in on
“God’s Work. Our Hands”
This Sunday, Sept. 11th
Don’t forget to wear your yellow shirt!
9:00 am Worship Service
9:45 am Congregational Projects Begin
11:30 am Prayer & Meal
“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
On Sunday, September 11th First Lutheran will join congregations all across our synod for the fourth annual “God’s Work, Our Hands (GWOH).” This is a day of community service and fellowship. We will begin the morning with 9:00 a.m. worship servicer, 10:00 a.m. we will break up into groups and head off to do our service projects, returning back to church at 11:30 a.m. for a prayer and lunch and fellowship time to share the joys and challenges of our morning services.
The Christian Education Team is working on lining up projects. If you know of a community project that could use our service that day please let Pastor or a Christian Education Team member know. Don’t forget to wear your yellow GWOH t-shirt! Think of how spiffy we will all look, out and about performing God’s Work in our t-shirts with our congregation name on the back. Call the church office (665-2615) is you would like to order one, they are $8.00 and we have sizes Adult Medium, Large & X-Large on hand. Other sizes can be ordered.
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 4th be prepared to sign up for the various projects that are lined up for us that day. Projects will include something for all ages and abilities: sprucing up the cemeteries, projects in the parks. One of our projects will be done in our gathering area. We will be doing Newborn Kit Assembly for the Global Health Ministries. Donations are being accepted for these kits. Following is a list of supplies we need for these kits:
New or gently used items:
Regular size bath towel (48” – 52”)
Bar of Ivory soap
Small Cotton baby shirt (size 0-3, or newborn)
Newborn stocking cap (small size, newborn’s head is about 14” in circumference)
Receiving blanket (approx. 30”x30” cotton, acrylic or light flannel, not wool)
Each kit contains one of each except for the diapers and pins, they are two in quantity.