National Day of Service for Edmonds Lutheran Church
Edmonds Lutheran Church participated in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA’s) National Day of Service on Sunday, Sept. 8 that included a variety of outreach activities.
Church members did landscaping projects, housekeeping and deep-cleaning for elderly neighbors, repaired broken mailboxes, pressure washed and painted decks, and cleaned rooftops and gutters. The congregation collectively contributed about 120 hours of community service to neighbors in the Edmonds area.
“The 2013 National Day of Service is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ELCA,” said Rev. Dr. Julie Josund, pastor of Edmonds Lutheran. “We are hoping that it will become an annual tradition for our congregation and neighborhood”
Non-profit 1 Green Planet provided free recycling services for scrap metal, electronics, printer toner and other items. Grateful neighbors made voluntary financial contributions at the recycling site, which will be delivered to Edmonds’ Chase Lake Community School to support Safety Net, a program that provides and onsite food and clothing bank for students with families in need.