Service Days

 Sent in by Gina Rawlings, Office Administrator and Rev. Sandra Braasch, pastor at Salem Lutheran, Dakota City



Salem Lutheran in Dakota City has participated in God's Work, Our Hands for years.  Their members have joined in several different projects for this annual day of service and have enjoyed making a difference in their community. 



2017- As part of their work for this ELCA service day, adults and youth of Salem Lutheran Church partnered with members of the United Asian Lutheran Ministry to tie Lutheran World Relief Fleece Tie Blankets as an act of love, to help provide warmth and comfort for those that are most vulnerable. These blankets get distributed to orphans, the elderly, those who are homeless or disabled, and people displaced from their homes. A total of 15 blankets were made and tied from the loving hands and hearts of the 20 volunteers and the entire congregation.  

In addition to the LWR project, 25 adults and youth from Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry served by reaching out with the hearts and hands of Jesus to clean up a neighbor’s property.




2018- 8 of Salem Lutheran’s members served dinner with the homeless at The Gospel Mission in Sioux City, Iowa. The congregation partnered with the hands and hearts of Jesus to better serve those in need within and around their community. 

Also, 15 adults and youth from Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry partnered with Sole Hope. Together, the group collected enough supplies and donations to complete patterns for 40 pairs of shoes to send to families in Uganda.


2019- 15 adults and youth of Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry worked together to tie Lutheran World Relief Fleece Tie Blankets as an act of love. Volunteers completed 20 blankets to provide warmth and comfort for those in need. This ministry is an important part of the service work that the congregation participates in and is used as a blessing for those who receive these blankets.


2020- 19 adults and youth of Salem Lutheran Church and United Asian Lutheran Ministry partnered to serve at Camp High Hopes. This camp is an outdoor recreational and respite care for children, teens, and adults with disabilities in Sioux City, Iowa. Volunteers stained benches and attached climbing holds on a climbing wall as part of their service work with the camp.



The Nebraska Synod would like to express their gratitude to Salem Lutheran Church and all the congregations across the synod for their hard work and dedication to serving God's world.






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