God’s work. Our hands. Sunday is an opportunity to share who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. This tradition began in 2013 as the ELCA celebrated its 25th Anniversary, and it hasn’t stopped since. This Sunday we join with nearly 9,000 other congregations to do God’s Work with Our Hands, knowing it only takes A Little Faith!
A little faith goes a long way is Jesus’ point in the gospel. When his disciples ask him to increase their faith, Jesus reminds them that even a mustard seed’s-worth of faith has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in holy baptism, holy communion, and the holy scriptures word read and proclaimed in our worship together. What does it mean to have this sort of faith, a faith that can truly be God’s work and yet it’s done with our hands? On this Sunday, we once again experience this faith that God has given us. It is a gift that strengthens our connection to our God and strengthens our stewardship to our community!