“Serve one another in love”
— Galatians 5:13
July 29, 2018
Service Worship,Serve Our Schools
We are collecting $4.00 for 3 inch binders for children at La Cima Middle School. We can purchase the binders at this price instead of the $10.00 in the stores! RuthAnn will be in the Gathering Place on July 8 to collect donations and in the back of the Sanctuary on July 15 and 22 for Service Worship sign ups. She will also be in the Chapel on July 15 and 22. Thank you for your kindness!
Jan Littlefield is also collecting school supplies for the children at Gospel Rescue Mission Women and Children's Center, the Karenni students tutored by St. Andrew's members and one of the refugee agencies. The donation box is located in the Gathering Place. If you need more information, you can contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Finally, Sandra Libby is collecting supplies for new teacher baskets. This annual project blesses brand new teachers each year. Teachers purchase so many of their own supplies, and she helps them by getting them prepared for their classrooms. Sandra has a round bin located in the Gathering Place for your donations. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Service Worship is a mission opportunity where all members of the congregation would participate in a mission project in place of a worship service on a Sunday morning. It is recommended that on every month that has five Sundays, on the fifth Sunday, we offer Service Worship instead of regular worship services. Typically, this would be about four Sundays a year. Successful churches that provide Service Worship offer a wide variety of mission opportunities for all abilities. For example, some groups may write letters to people who are in care facilities or bake cookies on the church property for a shelter. Other groups may go to the home of a veteran who is deployed or disabled and do yard work or paint the walls at a church in need. The morning will start with a short service to bless the workers and send them on their way. In addition to encouraging our own congregation to be in service, successful churches have found Service Worship to be an excellent outreach tool – both to invite those who want to serve alongside us and those who we are serving.