Hearts of Service Day 2018

Hearts of Service (HOS) Day 2018 took place on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30am to Noon with lunch served at Noon at church and to offsite projects.

This was a very exciting opportunities for all ages to serve our members, our church and the surrounding community, all in the name of spreading the love of Jesus!

Projects this year:

Home Repairs (Redeemer Member)

The project will consist of deck power washing, a short section of gutter repair/replacement along with a new fascia board on the porch, some yard cleanup, and possible foundation power washing if we have the time. A great opportunity to help one of our Redeemer members!

Reams Road Elementary School Walking Trail

This will be a fun outdoor project consisting of raking/cleaning a trail built several years ago as an Eagle Scout project. Some minor twig /branch and brush removal will be required and once the trail is clear, we might be able to fill in some eroded spots with crushed rock dust (pile on site). The principal is super excited to have our help and this is a great way to “ “spread the love” to our community.

"Redeemer Bingo" at Ginter Hall South

This is something totally new to HOS and will be a great way to give back to our senior citizens in the community. We will need 4 to 5 volunteers to call the bingo games for 15-20 residents and help them from 9:00 am to Noon. Redeemer will provide “Dollar Store” type prizes (Chips, snacks. socks, shampoo, scarves, hats, etc.). Ginter Hall will supply the bingo equipment.

Making Cards

We have a number of Redeemer members who are home bound and unable to attend regular worship. We also financially support and regularly pray for several missionary families. On HOS day, we will be making cards to bring and/or send to these brothers and sisters in Christ to show our love and appreciation for them!  

Quilt Making

Each year RLC distributes hand made quilts to members who are in care with health issues, our Christmas Giving Tree families, and to Lutheran World Relief. These quilts have gone to places as far away as West Africa, India, and the country of Georgia, where they are distributed to the destitute and those in crisis. We will be cutting fabric, laying out quilt tops, and tying quilts on HOS Day.

Knitting and Crochet Group

Every year RLC members have done a project to help out those in need and spread the love of Christ. This year we will be making 14+ crocheted baby-blankets to give to the CDC for their use for the little ones. I suspect that some of us adults still have their baby blankets stored away as a special remembrance!

Redeemer Building Projects

Traditionally HOS day includes a project to spruce up the Sanctuary and this year will be no different! It is open to youth (middle and High) and adults. Richard also has couple of other efforts he needs help with (1) Cleaning out the storage cave down in the CDC area and (2) Power washing the building and cleaning the windows in the church. If we get enough volunteers we can tackle all three!

Children’s Project

RLC members have asked what the little ones can do to be a part of HOS day and learn about servant hood. This year we will be painting “love rocks” that share a simple outreach message. Your child can then place these rocks around the community for someone else to find, keep, and brighten their day in the name of Jesus!

Women’s Retreat

For many years our church has participated in the Quilting program associated with Lutheran World Relief. Our members work tirelessly to make quilts which are then sent to LWR, tagged, and sent all over the world for disaster relief efforts and other LWR projects. This year, LWR has added a program that allows members to make fleece-tie blankets with the same purpose. A group of RLC women who will be on our semi-annual retreat during HOS weekend will make these blankets to be sent to LWR for use around the world. 

Shenandoah Clubhouse Mulching

In an effort to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Shenandoah community, we will be delivering and mulching several beds outside the Shenandoah clubhouse. We will need people to bring rakes, shovels and possibly a trailer to haul the mulch.