God’s Work. Our Hands.


ELCA Congregations choose a Sunday in September to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this opportunity and dedicated one day to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all people.

The idea for the dedicated day of service is this: ELCA members are called to plan a service activity in their neighborhood or surrounding community. The idea is to deepen a congregation’s and the member’s experience in their communities and offer a way for congregations to play a critical part in addressing community needs.
In September 2016, Hope Lutheran Church had several work crews out and about in our community. Some of our jobs included painting a trailer home, painting a ramp and most of a fence, landscaping, trash pick up around the area, making door hangers for Oak Terrace and cleaning up the trees around Hope.  There was a lot of hard work and fun had by all!