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“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

"God's work. Our hands." Sunday


“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sunday, September 13, 2020. This day is an opportunity to 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.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2020! View resources to guide your congregation’s planning, promotion and more.

 

Send us photos and videos of your Day of Service!

We invite you to take pictures and record video clips of your “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service. We will create a video with highlights from across the country. Please send by Sept. 16, 2020.

Email to videoteam@elca.org or for larger files, https://wetransfer.com sent to videoteam@elca.org.

 

"God's work. Our hands." Sunday Hymn

God's work. Our hands. Sunday Hymn Contest

A hymn titled “God’s Work, Our Hands,” written by Wayne Wold, was selected as the winning entry in the ELCA’s “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday hymn contest in 2019. More than 120 entries were submitted to be considered as a hymn for the ELCA’s annual dedicated day of service. The selected hymn represents the official tagline of the ELCA and expresses how the people of this church live in service for the life of the world. We offer our thanks to all who submitted original compositions — the large number of entries gives witness to the enthusiasm that “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday has inspired throughout this church and in our communities. 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.  

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. He is also the director of music ministry at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Md.


Listen to a recording of the hymn


Download the sheet music for the hymn

 


Hymn - TEXT ONLY - DOC


EARTH AND ALL STARS Tune - MELODY - PDF


EARTH AND ALL STARS Tune - MELODY - TIF


EARTH AND ALL STARS Tune - MELODY and ACCOMPANIMENT - PDF


ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Tune - MELODY - PDF


ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Tune - MELODY - TIF


ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Tune - MELODY and ACCOMPANIMENT - PDF


ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Tune - GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT - PDF


God's work. Our hands. Sunday Addendum

We are living through the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing has changed the way we worship and serve.


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