Our Baptismal and Affirmation of Baptism promises give clear direction to our servie of others. Jesus says, "Come, follow me!" It is an invitation too good to ignore, but it is more than that. It is a command. Following Jesus means feeding the hungry, providing for the homeless, caring for the sick, teaching the children, sharing the Good News, welcoming the stranger, advocating for others and working for peace and justice.
We have been active partners with many different community organizations to serve on-going and short term needs and serving as advocates. First Lutheran has been involved in work that resulted in anti-bullying legislation for Nebraska’s schools, advocated for the incarcerated, worked to alleviate global hunger through the ELCA Advocacy office (Visit http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Advocacy/Issues.aspx), been a sponsor for the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Lantern Float in Lincoln and we are active with the Lincoln Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition.
Summer Serve Projects
Throughout the summer months of June, July and August, there will be three focused in-gatherings for local non-profit agencies. During the month of June we will collect items for Bridges to Hope, an organization that assists men and women being released from incarceration. We will begin collecting needed items (see list below) Sunday, June 4, through the end of the month.
Items most needed are:
Men's NEW white t-shirts (short sleeve) sizes 2XL and larger
Men's NEW white athletic socks
Men's wallets (new or gently used)
Men's and Women's deodorant and razors
Dish soap (such as Dawn or Palmolive)
Toilet paper (2-ply)