God's Work. Our Hands.

“God’s work.  Our hands.” Sunday was instituted  in 2013 as an opportunity to celebrate our 25thanniversary as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. 
We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.  We work every day to love our neighbors and make our community a better place.  Now, we do it together as 4 million members, in nearly 10,000 congregations across America.  This is the idea:  ELCA members are called to put their faith into action by engaging in service activity in their neighborhoods and communities.
At Hope Lutheran Church, we are always looking for ways to do God's work in service to our community, both locally and globally.  On this page, you will see current ways in which we are practicing "God's Work.  Our Hands."

Back to School Supply Drive!  

Let's help get students back to school with brand new school supplies!  We are collecting NEW school supplies for the Mothers and Children's Ministry through the Pacific Garden Mission.  These children, living in a shelter, deserve new pencils and markers just like all the other kids heading to school this year.  Let's jump on board all of the Back-to-School sales going on right now.  And...who doesn't want to take advantage of the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday going on now through Sunday, August 14th?  Even if you don't buy until after the 14th there are great deals at all the stores.  

We haven't held this drive since 2019 so let's show these kids how much Hope Lutheran Church cares.  Any item for school is needed; backpacks to book covers, pencils to protractors.   

We will be collecting through September 11th, the day of Hope's BBQ.  All items may be dropped off at church in the boxes marked for supplies in the Narthex.