What is "God's work. Our Hands"?
On a dedicated day of service, thousands of ELCA churches celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
This year we will be collecting items for the Houston International
Seafarers Christmas Shoebox Program.
Houston International Seafarers Center
The Houston International Seafarers Center exists to provide a physical and social presence as well as various related services for all seafarers coming to the Port Houston. We visit ships everyday, 7 a days a week, 365 days a year. We are a secure resource for transportation, various communication service tools, building relationships and providing a safe harbor for all visiting our Center.
Christmas Shoebox Program
St. Nicholas is the patron saint of seafarers, as well as of children; a wonderful connection for Christmas Giving to the Seafarers! Each year approximately 8,000 to 11,000 Christmas boxes are provided free of charge to our visiting Seafarers. Decorated shoe boxes filled with many useful items are donated by numerous community churches, school children, individuals and corporations from Texas and through the Midwest.
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX ITEMS:
Word Search/Sudoku/Fill-in books
Gum & Hard Candy
NESCAFE Instant Coffee
Cold Weather Caps
Light Weight Work Gloves
2024 Pocket Calendar
Multi-Vitamins / Fish Oil
Texas Key Chains
Small Bibles (NIV, RSV)
Baseball Caps/Beanie’s (NEW)
Small Flashlight w/ batteries
Signed Personal note
Wear your God’s work. Our hands. T-shirt