Freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor
Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 8, is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Augustana members and friends will also be putting their hands to work during an hour or so of service beginning at 9 a.m. on “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 8. This Sunday is a magnifier for the work that people of faith do behind the scenes the other 364 days of the year. Invite friends, put on your “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirt, come to Fellowship Hall, and pick a project!
Operation Pantry for Metro Caring, September 8
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 8, will offer a couple of service opportunities that day. One of the “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday activities will support Metro Caring with a food portioning event of rice and beans. This service will provide portion-sized amounts for Metro Caring to offer as part of their healthy food initiative. Other similar food portioning service projects held at Augustana have successfully involved many Augustana families.
Please plan to participate and help meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food.
You can also participate by donating rice, beans, or money to cover additional costs related to zip-bags, boxes, gloves, and other supplies for the project. Make checks payable to Augustana, and indicate “God’s work. Our hands.” in the memo.
Donate items and pack lunches for Denver’s hungry and homeless
On Sunday, September 8, help Augustana’s Children, Youth, and Family Ministry put together 100 lunch kits for the homeless and/or help donate items! Sign up to bring items at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D45AAAA2EA4F58-gods1. You can drop them off early at Augustana’s office (just let them know it’s for this project), or bring them by 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 8, as we will be putting kits together then.
Our hope was that each list item could be found for $20 or less, so shopping at Sam’s, Dollar Tree, or other discount stores is encouraged! Thank you so much for your help!
Help distribute the meal kits
If you would like to help deliver these meals, RSVP to Shanna (303-388-4678 ext. 107). Immediately after 10:30 a.m. worship, we’ll board a church bus to go and give out the meals. Parents are encouraged to come along with their kids.
Join Augustana’s Health Ministry/Prayer Shawl group to work on a project for the underserved communities around the world.
Both 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship will be in Augustana’s sanctuary on “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 8.