Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:10



Live & love like Jesus, together with 500 others from the POP community during our annual “God’s work. Our hands”  weekend of service on September 8 & 9, 2018 (weekend after Labor Day), together with thousands of others from ELCA congregations across America. Over 30 service locations across Greater Cincinnati. All ages and abilities are invited to serve.

Check out all the different places where people can serve!


Service Overview Brochure

This weekend 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.

Whether we fill backpacks with needed school supplies, sort food for those who are financially insecure, or visiting residents in care centers, we are using our hands to do God’s work to reconcile and restore communities in Jesus’ name throughout the world.

Please contact Julie Skare, (513) 543-4959 if questions.


1. Sign up online to serve at a location either on Saturday, September 8 or Sunday, September 9, 2018 (or both!). Please sign up by September 3.

2. First time serving with GWOH? Order a t-shirt by August 26 (forms are in the Gathering Space).

3. Need a replacement t-shirt? Order a t-shirt by August 26 (forms are in the Gathering Space; suggested donation $10/shirt).

4. Check out the needed donations for different locations. Return donations to POP in the Gathering Space coat alcove by beginning of September so remaining items can be purchased as needed.

5. The POP Coordinator for your location will contact you several days prior to provide you specifics for your site.