“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sunday, September 8, 2019. 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.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2019! View the video and access resources to guide your congregation’s planning, promotion and more.

A hymn titled “God’s Work, Our Hands” written by Wayne Wold was selected as the winning entry in the ELCA’s “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday hymn contest. People submitted original compositions to be considered as a hymn for the ELCA’s annual day of service. Wold is also the director of music ministry at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Md. The selected hymn represents the official tagline of the ELCA and expresses how the people of this church live in service for the life of the world. The hymn is available as a year-round worship resource. https://www.elca.org/dayofservice

 Listen to it and view it here as Churchwide staff sing it in chapel at the Lutheran Center in Chicago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkUINcJ3KXA

CONGREGATIONAL PHOTOS OF GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. SUNDAY WANTED!

We are looking for photos for the synod website.  Please take pictures of your God’s work. Our hands. Sunday events that capture the essence of being church together for the sake of the world and email them to our synod office.  We would love to hear and see your stories!

Email to Deacon Vicki Hanrahan, Assistant to the Bishop for Synodical Life at:    vickih@scsw-elca.org