God’s Work, Our Hands

What is God’s Work, Our Hands?
ELCA has designated September 9th as “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday, This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

What is St. Luke going to do?
St. Luke has decided to direct our efforts through SpiriTrust Hospice, and reach out to the caregiver’s of hospice clients. Often forgotten or neglected in the process, caregiver’s will benefit from knowing that they aren’t forgotten. We are assembling care baskets that SpiriTrust will provide to caregivers.

What can I do ?
PRAY – Add Hospice clients, caregivers, and supporters to your prayers

GIVE – We are assembling gifts for the caregivers. Donations can be made in the appropriate location at the church. Last day for donations is September 2. Items can include:

Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate (individually wrapped packs)
Treats or Snacks ( Individually packaged M&Ms, Hershey Kisses, Cookies, Crackers)
Soup packets (just add water)
Gift Cards ($5 – $10) – Sheetz, Butcher Bucks, Starbucks, Panera, Windy Knoll, Walmart, Brusters, Meadows ; (The goal here is to encourage the caregiver to take a break)

We will be working together to create some handmade items for the gifts, write notes, and create 65 gifts, which corresponds to the current number of Hospice clients. There are activities for ALL ages. Once the gifts are assembled, we will continue to enjoy fellowship together with an Ice Cream social.