It’s more than just a slogan. It’s a fact. We at St. Paul’s believe that we are called to serve God and our neighbor with everything we have, and that when we reach out to others we are doing God’s work of bringing hope and healing to those in need.
In 2013, St. Paul’s celebrated 100 years of ministry in the Falls City area, and on the ELCA’s day of service (September 8, 2013), we played on that theme by creating “Birthday Kits” for our local food pantry, operated by Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (SENCA). Instead of focusing on the kind of staples that are donated all the time, we put together packages that would bring joy to people by enabling them to celebrate special occasions with cake and candles and other party favors. We also assembled health kits that were donated to Lutheran World Relief, our global partner in coordinating development and aid efforts worldwide.
God’s Work. Our Hands. – Sunday, September 7, 2014
This year, our congregation is celebrating God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday with another intergenerational service project aimed at serving the needs of our neighbors in the Falls City area. We will be making fleece-tie blankets that will be distributed to those who are in need of warm bedding for the fall and winter. Our project is being funded in part by the generosity of Thrivent Financial through their “Action Team” Initiative.