“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday on September 11
We anticipate another wonderful day of service and community for this year’s “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. Plans are coming together to reprise many of last year’s service projects, as well as add a few new ones. Projects include assembling refugee settlement kits (in partnership with Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Service), litter clean up around the neighborhood, continued beautification of our grounds as well as St. Luke’s in Ballard, Phinney Phlame visits to homebound members, and more. We’ll have opportunities to serve for everyone regardless of age and mobility. Please plan on attending as we participate in the ELCA’s nationwide day of service. Our work takes on a special meaning with the big day occurring on the 15th anniversary of the tragedies of 9/11. What a great way to drown out the forces of destruction in our world by extending the love of Christ through gifts of service in our community.
A Chance to Help the PRLC Food Bank In July
During the week of July 18th, we have the unique opportunity to help out a fun neighborhood event as well as secure significant funding for the food bank. The Greenwood Gumshoe Detective Walk is held every summer as a way to build community, support local non-profits, and practice ninja-spy skills. Since the event began in 2006, it has raised over $43,000 for local non-profits, and this year our food bank stands as a recipient of around $1500. All we have to do is put up posters the week of July 18th promoting the event. Can you help? Please contact me (Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher) if you can lend a hand. Learn more about the Gumshoe Walk at dothegumshoe.org.
Car Show Fun!
We enjoyed another busy but fun day participating in the huge Greenwood Car Show in June. Special thanks to our volunteers who staffed the hospitality table, the faithful who donated cookies, and the musicians who entertained the crowds on our front lawn. The weather was pleasant and the event a large success. We look forward to next year!