9/8/2016 2:35:00 PM

CHICAGO – In affirmation of a church that boldly participates in what God is up to in this world, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will gather together Sept. 11 for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday.

On this dedicated day of service, members of all ages will participate in a multitude of service projects, building on the work they do in their communities every day. Activities include cleaning beaches and parks, assembling school kits and hygiene bags, making sleeping mats for the homeless, collecting and delivering items to local food pantries and helping with home repairs and yard care.

The 2016 “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday also marks the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Many congregations’ service projects will be in appreciation for the first responders in their communities.

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