This morning, I was invited to preach and preside at Resurrection Lutheran in Plano for their “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday. As soon as I set foot in the sanctuary, it was clear they take this seriously. 236 quilts that have been made this year covered every surface in the worship space
Worshipers were invited to wear their GWOH shirts or Thrivent “Live Generously” shirts and it appeared everyone did. Plus, they made a generous donation to the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund during the service as well.
After worship, I think every single person also stuck around to participate in one of many service projects. I have no photos of those who went out to pick up litter in the neighborhood, or those who went to work at Hope’s Door Resale Store, but I got photos of the youth and leaders boxing up donations of food and clothes and quilts.
There were also several groups in the fellowship hall working in more quilts, cat beds for the local shelter, and Christmas ornaments for the upcoming craft sale.
And finally, one large group was in a classroom assembling craft kids for children at Hope’s Door while also preparing the room for Sunday School to begin next week.
They are also prepared for Sunday School to be hybrid, as the classrooms are now set up with TVs for zoom participation along with in person.
This congregation has it together as we continue to live into this new normal, whatever that may look like. Kudos to Pr. Bill Irons for his leadership and creativity!!