On Sept. 12-13, ELCA congregations across the country, will engage in service work to make a positive change in our
communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love. Our Saviour's will be participating in this great event and hope you will join in the fun!
We would love to see how you decided to participate in the day! Please tag your photos and videos to #oslcgwoh !
Here are some potential service projects to help with on "God's Work Our Hands" Day, feel free to add your own:
- Toilet Paper Drive for Loaves and Fishes - our goal is to collect 4000 rolls! Drop off at Loaves and Fishes.
- Raise Funds and Participate in 5k Mosey for Mozambique.
- Design your own card to send to a child in Haiti! Haiti Scholars will provide packages that include cardstock, stickers and crayons. Families may pick up packages at church or make one at Haiti Scholars’ ArtFest at 929 E. Benton Ave. on Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Please deliver your finished card(s) to church or to the ArtFest. Along with mailing cards to 500 children, Haiti Scholars is also collecting band aids and antiseptic cream to send.
- Next time you visit your neighborhood park, make a point to bring a bag and gloves and pick up litter.
- Consider collecting donations for your local humane society!
- Assist a neighbor with yard work - mowing, raking, or weeding. But make sure you ask for permission first!
- Draw pictures or make cards for residents at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Here are a few options:
- Tabor Hills (1347 Crystal Avenue Naperville, IL 60563)
- Spring Meadows (504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563)
- The Springs at Monarch Landing (2308 N, Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60563)
- Do you have fond memories of camp? Help support Lutheran Outdoor Ministries by collecting items off their Amazon Wish List here.
- Write a letter to our Young Adults in Global Mission work for the ELCA. Send them a letter and let them know that you’re praying for their ministry. Or, send a kind letter to local camps and college campus ministry leaders.
- Arrange for meals to be delivered from a local restaurant. Place an order on behalf of someone in our community who could use a meal, and coordinate with them ahead of time about what they would like from the menu.
- Make a Mask!
- Write cards or letters for our First Responders! Let them know that you are remembering them and the work they are doing in our world!
- Call or video-call a senior or someone who might be homebound. You could have a child read them a book or have them read one to you! You could also share favorite memories about our church community.
- Participate in a local food drive. The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Naperville will host a drive through community support drive on Saturday, September 12th from 12pm to 3pm. They are collecting non-perishable food items along with household supplies to help our neighbors and families in need during this time. They will set up a drive through drop off in their parking lot and to maintain social distancing, volunteers wearing masks and gloves will take donated items from the trunk of cars. The event will be located in the Ismaili Jamatkhana Parking lot at 1847 Lasalle Ave, Naperville.