God's Work Our Hands Sunday 2019
Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated God's Work Our Hands, a dedicated day of service, gathering to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. The event has quickly become an anticipated way to be “church together” and “church for the sake of the world.” The people of St Laurence Episcopal have joined us on this day since 2018. After a brief worship service, more than 50 people traveled to locations up and down the Hwy 285 corridor, along the street, outside and inside, to paint and weed and clean and pick up and chop wood, to make dog biscuits and tie blankets and connect with YAGMs through their blogs, in all ways connecting faith and action, doing God's work with our hands. God's Work Our Hands service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: 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. God’s Work Our Hands Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Day Camp - July 2019
For the first time ever, Risen Lord was the site of a week-long camp for all ages, 0-99. It was amazing! Counselors from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp and people from both Risen Lord Lutheran and St Laurence Episcopal gathered for a meal, crafts and activities, bible story telling, songs, and all things camp. We ended the week with a campfire, s'mores, and a blessing for the counselors headed back to RTLC.
Worship Lab - An Occasional, Intergenerational, Interactive Worship
Every so often we adjust worship to embrace our strengths as a right-sized, multigenerational worshiping community. Instead of one person preaching a sermon, we explore a theme together, and in the process, discover the good news alive in us. Themes so far have included: God's Story Our Story, the Global Church, Baptism, Communion, Claiming Our (ELCA) Gifts, Creeds, Thanksgiving for Summer and Creation.