New hymn selected for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

7/25/2019 12:00:00 PM

​CHICAGO — A hymn titled "God's Work, Our Hands" was selected as the winning entry in the ELCA's "God's work. Our hands." Sunday hymn contest. The selected hymn, written by Wayne Wold, references the official tagline of the ELCA and expresses how the people of this church live in service for the life of the world.

More than 120 entries were submitted to be considered as a hymn for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday, the ELCA's annual dedicated day of service. Designed to celebrate the mission and ministries of this church, "God's work. Our hands." Sunday provides an opportunity for congregations to gather together in service to their neighbors.

Wold is a professor and chair of the music department at Hood College in Frederick, Md., where he also serves as concert manager and college organist. Wold is also the director of music ministry at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Md.

The selected hymn includes music to a familiar tune as well as music to an original composition. The hymn is available as a year-round worship resource.

More information about "God's work. Our hands." Sunday is available here.

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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3.5 million members in more than 9,100 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

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