Sunday, September 9, 2018

"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday is an opportunity for churches across the country to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.  There are many opportunities to participate in this dedicated day of service.

*Give an hour or give an afternoon. Bring family, friends, and neighbors, and volunteer together.

*Donate items listed for projects. ALL ITEMS can be placed in designated collection bins at church in the Narthex.

*Thrivent Members, sponsor one of the projects below and Thrivent will donate $250 towards the project.  Contact Donna Walsh at for more info.

*Be a Project Coordinator.  Contact Lynn Weckworth at

*Brunch will be offered after service: Sign up for brunch now

*Help clean-up afterwards: sign up now!

Stamp Out Despair Campaign


Sign up to help put together "Stamp Out Despair" packets or write handwritten cards of encouragement to be sent to New Jersey's Detention Centers

OR click the "Sign Up Here" link for a list of items to donate!

Backpack Bags for Somerset County Food Bank


Donate items and/or help assemble bags on September 9

Somerville Senior Housing Dessert and Games

Somerville Senior Housing

Gather to share desserts and play BINGO with the residents at Somerville Senior Housing!

Fall Clean Up for Interfaith Hospitality Network

Beautify the Day Center in Somerville to make it a welcoming environment for homeless families.

Hunger Project for SHIP

Collect ingredients, pans and recipes to make chili or meatloaf then freeze and bring to church on September 16 for SHIP.

Pick up supplies on September 9

Fleece Blankets


Assemble and knot-tie fleece blankets for families in shelters

Collection of Household Goods for the Giving Network

Bring the following items to GSLC August 1 to September 9:

Air conditioners


Pots & Pans


Flat Screen/Panel TVs (48" or less)

Toaster/Toaster Ovens


Towels & Washcloths

Car Seats


Children's Books


Peters Brook, Somerville Stream Clean Up

Wear sturdy boots and trash-picking gloves and we'll provide the trash bags.  You may want to bring bug spray and sunscreen too.  Meet at noon at the parking lot across from the ball field on Southside Avenue and be ready to make Peters Brook a little more beautiful!


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   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

300 Union Avenue

Somerville, NJ 08876



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