Members of Hope Lutheran Church of Temecula will join 10,000 other congregations on Sunday, Sept. 8, in a day of community service to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Church in America.
The theme for the evangelical church anniversary is “Always Being Made New.”
For 25 years, the ELCA has been a church deeply rooted in faith and sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world.
Pastor Sandy Bentz says, “To celebrate the anniversary and commitment to sharing God’s love with our neighbors; our youth will be leading the congregation (children, teens adults and seniors) in service projects throughout the community.” Projects include:
· Temecula Creek bank clean-up - along the bike path on Diaz Road.
· Preparing meals and pack grocery bags at Hope, then deliver them to several units of Transitional Housing through Project T.O.U.C.H.
· Leading a Bible study at Project T.O.U.C.H. apartments or visiting with residents
· Talking and playing games with residents at Wildomar Senior Assisted Living in Wildomar or Chateau at Harveston in Temecula
· Weeding and painting picnic tables around the children’s play at Lake Skinner
· Praying for those who are out serving in the “fields”
You will be able to identify the Hope Lutheran volunteers that day by their yellow T-shirts with the slogan “God’s Work, Our Hands” on the front.
Hope Lutheran has been a part of the Temecula community since its founding in 1977. Hope is located at 29141 Vallejo Avenue, near I-15 and Temecula Parkway. For more information on Hope call, 951.676.6262, or visit www.hopetemcula.org.