For 25 years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has been a church rooted in faith, sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world.
To celebrate the ELCA’s anniversary and the commitment to sharing God’s love with neighbors, the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church’s congregation is called to take part in a dedicated day of service known as “God’s Work, Our Hands” on Sunday, Sept. 8.
The church works every day to welcome their neighbors and make the community a better place. Now the church is doing it together as one churchwide body, using their hands to do God’s work in Jesus Christ’s name.
Imagine the nearly 10,000 congregations of the church serving meals, cleaning up neighborhoods, making quilts for refugees, or simply visiting the neighbors that need them.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of LaGrange has several activities planned for this day. Worship will be at 9:30 a.m. Then, all are invited to join the congregation at 11 a.m. in the church parking lot to disburse to the projects they are doing to benefit the community. The projects are as follows: Landscaping and cleaning the LaGrange signs at the city limits, visiting Miller’s Merry Manor and Life Care Center to pass out cards/gifts, making items for Compassion Pregnancy Center and Elijah Safe Haven, and yard work for church members and their neighbors.
They will return to Mt. Zion at 4 p.m. and share a meal. At the dinner they will also be collecting items that cannot be purchased with WIC funds such as paper products, toiletries, feminine hygiene items, diapers, and baby wipes for the LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket.