Fall Blessing Bag Update

Incarnation, you did it again! You took seriously the invitation to Be the Light for God’s children who are struggling locally by donating an abundance of food and hygiene products, assembling well over 100 Blessing Bags, and distributing these gifts to those you encountered in the metro area who are struggling. Your generosity is profoundly moving and we are grateful that you shared so much of yourself leading up to, the day of and following the Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday, September 9.

One strategic goal resulting from Incarnation’s Long Range Planning Process is oriented toward increasing opportunities for service related to hunger. The group of people are working on a plan towards this hunger goal would like your feedback on the September Blessing Bag experience. Please take a few minutes to respond to this brief survey, helping us understand better how this ministry experience affected you and those you encountered.

Again, thank you for living into Incarnation’s mission – Filled by God’s grace, we feed the hunger in heart, body, mind and spirit – by being a part of this fall ministry opportunity.

Blessing Bag Survey

As a community of faith, Incarnation has claimed Generosity as a core value, of which service is a part:

Generosity: We give generously of our time, our energy and our financial resources. Our generosity is in response to all that we have been given by God and is meant to spread God’s love in the world.

In action: We serve others as a living response to God’s love. We are equipped in community to discern our unique gifts and join together as God’s hands and feet in the world.

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.