God's Work, Our Hands Day
During the month of September each year folks from ELCA congregations all over the country will creatively do a wide variety of projects, actions and education efforts to more fully extend our public witness.
The ELCA is committed to being DOERS of the Word, not just HEARERS!
At St. Luke we are encouraging everyone to participate in one or both of the following ministries:
1) Clean Streets Ministry
Our Clean Streets Ministry was created to serve our local community and provide volunteer activity. We clear the sidewalks of trash, clean tree wells and generally tidy up the outdoors. All are welcome for this service opportunity. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of each month from 8:00-10:00a.m., with registration opening at 7:30a.m. Please bring your mask.
Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event. Contact Sherry O’Neill for more information.
Come in your Gold GWOH T-Shirt if you have one or purchase one when you arrive! If not, just comfortable clothes and bring a pair of work gloves if you have them!
2) Care Kits Ministry
Purchasing care kits ($6/each) helps the ministry team plan, purchase and prepare kits of personal care items for the unhoused. These items are distributed by the West Valley Food Pantry. In order to keep the process budget friendly, streamlined and consistent, the request is for financial donations (not in-kind items) as well as volunteers to do several separate tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janice Pontoppidan (818) 880-4497 or Janis Hatlstad (818) 687-1162. This is an ongoing project, so let either ministry leader know when you are available to help, it can one time or occasionally, as your schedule permits. Personal Care Kits are organized and delivered once each month.