Sunday, September 13, is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one Church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Our Savior Lutheran Church is no stranger to serving and loving our neighbors, not just on this special day of action but throughout the year.
Members of Our Savior Lutheran Church carry out Christ’s message to “feed the hungry” in a variety of ways: making monthly dinners for residents of Dismas House and Listen Community Services; assisting Dartmouth College students in preparing weekly Friday community meals at our church; donating food to our local homeless shelter; participating in advocacy for Bread for the World as well as contributing financially to ELCA World Hunger, and many other actions.
Let’s take this opportunity and combine these two events as we engage in “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” and “National Hunger Action Month” and prayerfully consider how we may make our commitment to take action in one (or more) of the following ways:
2) Deliver a meal or groceries to a neighbor unable to go out.
3) Write a letter to support the work of Bread for the World.
4) Donate food items for the Upper Valley Haven Food Shelf
5) Make a financial contribution to ELCA World Hunger
6) Contact your congressional representatives to urge them to support legislation for food funding such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants and children).
Prayerfully consider one of the above opportunities and take action. As church we are guided by our life in Christ to share the love of Jesus and serve our neighbors – even if such acts of service look different this year in the time of COVID-19. Thank you!