St. Luke’s, Conover, serves 9 ways

St. Luke’s, Conover, completed nine different projects in 2018! Leading up to our “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday, we signed up for areas of interest and ability and then on September 9 we sent teams out after our worship and the celebration of Holy Communion. The projects included weeding and spreading mulch at the Catawba Library’s public garden & outdoor reading area; and spreading mulch at the playground for Sipe’s Orchard Home. The wonderful choir sang at Trinity Village and another group wrote birthday greetings and words of encouragement for the residents there. One group worked to clean up the basement at St. Luke’s and another—a group of young ones—went to the Fire Station and learned some safety tips and then had a blast washing the fire truck. Still others went shopping and upon their return, they assembled ten “Welcome Bags” to be given to Lily Pad Haven, Inc. to use in their transitional housing (with survivors of human trafficking. The high-school youth and sponsors collected items (water, socks, toothbrushes, etc.) and assembled about 50 bags to give out to people struggling with homelessness on the streets of Hickory. They wound up with extra time that morning so they hopped in cars started passing them out! We all returned to St. Luke’s for a wonderful meal that had been prepared fresh for us that morning! Way over 100 volunteer hours! The day was blessed when one of our youngest saints—five years old—sang the blessing for us before we ate.
Thanks be to God!