Our congregation is participating in the ELCA “God’s Work, Our Hands” service day on Sunday, September 13. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Christ Lutheran Church is offering several options for members and we ask for you to choose the one that best fits your interest and comfort levels.
In-person service: Lutheran Child & Family Services (LCFS) Outdoor Clean-up
Volunteers will meet at 2:00 at LCFS for a brief orientation and will serve until around 4:00. Members will be responsible for their own transportation. We have committed to providing 12 volunteers (firm limit). There is no age limit.
Please know that it is never our intention to put a limit on the number of volunteers. We want to encourage all members to offer praise to God through service to others. However, due to the current pandemic, we felt that it was most prudent to keep our “in-person” activities limited in order to maintain safety guidelines. Even though there are only 12 spots available for our in-person service, there are unlimited openings for each of the opportunities below!
At-home service: Most of our service opportunities this year can be completed in the comfort and safety of your own home. Options are listed below, and you can participate in as many as you like!
1. Advocacy in service to our neighbor: ELCA is collecting advocacy letters in support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). A template will be provided and completed letters can be dropped off at church, mailed to church, or picked up at your home.
2. Handmade greeting cards/Letters of encouragement: Residents and employees of nursing homes have faced extreme hardship and struggle during the COVID-19 crisis. Brighten someone’s day with a hand drawn picture, a favorite Bible verse, or just a simple note to say hello. Please label completed items for residents or employees. Items can be dropped off, mailed to church, or picked up at your home by Sunday, September 20.
3. Handmade fabric masks: Sew and Serve Indy is a local group that collects and distributes masks. They have patterns and how-to videos at www.sewandserve.com Completed masks can be dropped off at church or picked up at your home by Sunday, September 20.
4. “Choose Your Own Adventure”: If you have other service opportunities that you are currently involved with, consider spending time volunteering with them the weekend of September 12-13.
This will allow us to send you more detailed information about your service activity.
Please take photos and share stories of your at-home activities! Send to
Chris & Angie, Service Network Co-Chairs