On Sunday, September 26, St. John’s will celebrate God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. We will offer two ways for the congregation to use their hands to do God’s work on this day.
As we’ve done in past years, we will be doing a collection of food items to support the food pantry at Open Link. Bags will be distributed into a number of local community neighborhoods on Sunday, September 19. The bags will then be picked up on September 26 and all the items collected will be displayed for worship on
Harvest Home Sunday, October 3.
Individuals and families are needed on Sunday, September 19 to distribute bags in local neighborhoods. A map will be provided along with bags that are to be dropped off. Teams will be sent out from church following worship (approx. 10:45 AM).
Individuals and families are needed on Sunday, September 26 to go back out to those local neighborhoods and pick up the bags that have been filled and left out for us. A map will be provided. Once food has been collected, it is unloaded at church, unpacked, expiration dates checked and displayed in the sanctuary. The time commitment will be from the end of worship (approx. 10:45 AM) till 12:30 PM.
Individuals will also be needed on Sunday, October 3 to package up all the donations for delivery to Open Link’s food pantry. The time commitment is from the end of worship (approx. 10:45 AM) until 11:45 AM.
Sign up for all time slots for the Food Collection here:
Another project we’ll be doing this year for God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday is putting together cleaning bags for Keystone Opportunity Center to distribute to families that are moving into a new home to give them some of the necessary supplies they need. The great thing about this project is you can do it all at home – do your shopping, package all the items in a reusable grocery bag and then bring them to church on Sunday, September 26 for God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday or on Sunday, October 3 for Harvest Home Sunday.
What all goes in a Cleaning Bag?
Well, it’s up to you – you can pick as many of the items listed as you feel comfortable including, we just ask that you package all the items in a reusable shopping bag** (not plastic grocery bags or paper grocery bags). Items that can be included:
Even in a pandemic, we can continue to find ways to use our hands to do God’s work in our local community. We hope you’ll come out this September to use your hands to do God’s work with us!
**Check out the supply of reuseable bags the church has on hand. There is a basket in the Parlor (the room at the ramp entrance) that at the present time, contains 25 or more of those types of bags! Please help yourself.