Serve

The people of Incarnation view serving our neighbors as one of the many ways we worship God.  As a community of faith, Incarnation has claimed service as one of our core values:

Service to others in the name of Jesus is our response to Christ’s life-giving ministry.  We are each uniquely gifted for ministry and seek opportunities to share ourselves, our resources, our faith, and the love of Christ with all people.

Help Support the ELCA’s Refugee Work Around the World

EB042A9FFC684C56AEE78CAC6BD21F86.ashxA record number of refugees and migrants from the Middle East are attempting to flee war and poverty in their homeland with the hope of finding a safer, better way of life. The number of people seeking safety and basic necessities is overwhelming.

If you are looking for a good place to direct your support to help somehow with this crisis as well as other crises in the news of late, ELCA Disaster Response is a good choice. Donations provide hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters – both natural and human-caused. Your gifts help with emergency relief and long-term assistance as we walk with disaster survivors and refugees in the United States and around the world. You can write a check to Incarnation and put ELCA Disaster Response in the memo line, and we will get it to the proper place. You can also go on the ELCA website and donate in that way. And most definitely pray for wisdom for leaders and comfort and healing for all those affected.

Why We Serve

The call to serve others comes to us from scripture where care for others and for God’s world is an essential part of creative living.

I’ll tell you what it really means to worship the LORD.  Remove the chains of prisoners who are chained unjustly.  Free those who are abused!  Share your food with everyone who is hungry; share your home with the poor and homeless.  Give clothes to those in need; don’t turn away your relatives.  Then your light will shine like the dawning sun and you will quickly be healed. –Isaiah 58:6-8         

[Jesus said] I am giving you a new command.  You must love each other, just as I have loved you.  If you love each other, everyone will know that you are my disciples. –John 13:34-35

Dennis Erno tutoring at Solid GroundAs we share of ourselves, our time and gifts, we participate with God in creating a better reality for God’s children and in the process, we too are changed. Explore the opportunities to serve here at Incarnation and in the larger community and see how God might be calling you to get involved.

 

 

 

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