Nancy and Grover Watts have embarked on a way to share with veterans in our community. They have made shoe box gifts that contain things like cards, personal care items, puzzle books and more to give to veterans living in the Arkansas State Veterans Home or at the VA hospital.
During our regular Sunday morning worship, we gathered for worship and service - all in one servanthood experience. After weeks of collecting items to fill the boxes, we were ready to be commissioned for this service. We began worship with hymns and prayers and then heard Nancy's story of how this ministry has grown and been a gift to the veterans of Arkansas. During worship, we assembled over 90 boxes full of goodies to bring to the veterans home. The boxes were wrapped, placed on the altar and blessed, that they may bring joy and show God's love and our appreciation for the veterans who would receive them.
Thank you to the Watts for their commitment to serving those who have served this country, to the Servanthood Sunday team, Thrivent Financial Action Grants, Women of the ELCA at Faith Lutheran Church, the Faith Lutheran Church Mission Grants, Gideon's International for the donation of New Testament and Psalm books for the Military, and the people of Faith Lutheran Church who brought items to give.
A worship & service experience all in one! Each Servanthood Sunday, a local ministry or non-profit will share their mission and we will join together in a service project for that mission - all in the middle of Sunday morning worship!