God’s Work Our Hands

Last year we participated in the ELCA’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday. As a part of the ELCA, we understand that “God’s Work” includes everything from sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to sharing a cup of cold water with the thirsty. We also understand that while God can act directly in the lives of others, many times God chooses to work through us. That means we are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Our participation in “GWOH” Sunday is a celebration as well as a statement to the public who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. This year the Boulder ELCA Congregations (Atonement, Grace, Mt Calvary, and Trinity) along with Christ the Servant in Louisville will gather on Sunday, September 27 to serve our community in ways that share the love of God with others. Our “God’s Work, Our Hands” committee has identified several areas for us to be “God’s Hands” on the 27th of September:

Feeding Breakfast to the Hungry

We will join forces with Grace Lutheran and feed breakfast to the hungry in Central Park (Broadway and Canyon) from 9 to 10 am. The breakfast menu will include breakfast burritos, fruit, cookies, and a drink. We will set up several tables in the park from which to serve and invite the hungry to sit on the lawn and enjoy the food. Following our serving, Grace members will join us for worship at 10:30.

Ways to help:

  • make some breakfast burritos and
  • bring them to church at 8:30
  • help set up tables and food,
  • help serve,
  • help clean-up

“Hospitality Cookies” for CU Campus Ministry

Like last year, we will provide ‘Hospitality Bags of Cookies” to CU students for distribution to prospective participants in their ministry.

Ways to help:

  • bake cookies and bring them in bags of dozen
  • write a personal note
  • compile the hospitality bags here at church between the services

“Hospitality Bags” for New Inmates to the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility

New Beginnings Congregation at DWCF is a powerful and much needed ministry. We would like to provide “Hospitality Bags” that could be distributed by members of New Beginnings to new inmates as a word of introduction and welcome to the ministry.

Ways to help:

  • provide items from the list that will be made available on September 6
  • help compile the bags.

 

Last year we had over 100 people from Trinity involved in some way in “GWOH” Sunday. It was a great experience as we joined together with the other congregations to make a public statement to our greater Boulder community about the nature of the Church as well as the ELCA. As we participate this year in “GWOH” Sunday, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you can take part. More information and sign-up sheets will be available September 6th in the narthex and Bulletin or by contacting the church office. As we think about this opportunity, we remember that our lives have been changed by our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and it’s that encounter with Jesus that frees us to make life different for others.

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