The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Serving our neighbors

On Sept. 7, the ELCA will celebrate its second “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. “[This day of service] reminds us that we are church together for the sake of the world ...,” said Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton. “When one congregation or a group of congregations gather for service in their communities, they are the church in that place, taking care of that part of God’s vineyard. But this is all work that we do together. When one congregation works to feed people who are hungry, that is also the entire church coming together.” Congregations can start planning now by downloading a toolkit at www.elca.org/dayofservice.


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