Thank you to everyone who participated in Hosanna’s 4th Annual “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday September 10th!
Hebrew 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hosanna’s 4th annual GWOH’s Sunday was filled with worship, fellowship, food, fun, and community service projects. The front of the sanctuary was decorated with three blue banners, with yellow cutouts of people’s hands. Two banners with pretty blue shades of ribbons hung down the middle of the pulpit and alter which were adorned with white cloth. The worship service started with a vibrant processional with the congregation singing “Praise, praise, praise the Lord, Praise God’s Holy name Allelulia!”, while people of all ages carried in colorful crosses and swim noodles decorated with ribbons. They marched around the aisles of the sanctuary and placed the crosses and noodles against the back of the wall and around the alter.
These projects were completed for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday
75 tied Fleece Caps for the Mittens & More ministry were assembled. 240 packages of “6 Can Soup” were assembled for visitors during the week and for Channel One families. 44 plates of cookies (dozen per plate) were bagged, divided, and delivered to Dorothy Day House, Hope Lodge, and Gift of Life Transplant House. 50 Camp Noah Kids Kits were assembled and delivered to a Camp Noah office at Luther Seminary. 2 ½ quilts were tied and pinned together for the Quilters Ministry. About 80-90 lbs. of garden produce (potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchinis, green beans) was harvested and delivered to Gage East Apartments/Empowerment Center. Three teams of two people each (involving several Red Cross Team members) split up in the afternoon and installed a total of 20 smoke alarms and 8 carbon monoxide detectors at 8 different residences. Thirteen people helped with Adopt-a-Highway and cleaned up our section of Hwy 52 S. collecting 32 bags of garbage. On Wednesday, September 13th, thirteen members prepared, cooked, and served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, serving about 30 people and “to go” plates for the staff to put in two other kitchens for families to eat at their convenience.
A volunteer “Thank You” lunch was served to about 85 people.