God’s Work, Our Hands 2019
As described by the ELCA, “God’s work our hands” Sunday 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. (ELCA.org)
St James Trinity members have taken this opportunity to heart for several years. They have provided community service through activities such as: cleaning Keller Park, washing car windows and checking oil, writing letters to service people, weeding the cemetery, visiting nursing home residents, pumping gas and cleaning city sidewalks. This year a hardy crew joined together to clean gravestones at Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek.
Mission Quilting – October 2019
Women from St. James Trinity sewed over 100 quilts this last year. These quilts are donated locally in friendship, not necessarily hardship, and also to Lutheran World Relief http://LWR.org where they are distributed to over 16 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Donation to Fall Creek School District – August 2019
In August, we donated $571 to the Fall Creek School District to pay deliquent lunch accounts. The money was raised selling food during our Church Thrift Sale.