iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

Worship canceled

Would-be worshipers arriving at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on May 22 were met with this sign: "Worship is canceled. Join the service."

Instead, about 700 members joined in service to the community at more than 50 partner sites. "Be the Blessing!" day was the idea of Jessica Harris Daum, pastoral intern, who wanted to help the congregation grow in its ability to reach out.

Church leaders believe the effort was the largest of its kind undertaken by a Denver church. "We will impact the lives of thousands of people in need," said Ron Glusenkamp, pastor.


Comments



Print subscribers and supporting Web members may comment.

Log in or Subscribe to comment.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
October issue

OCTOBER issue:

Older adults: Assets to our church

More...