A note from Claire:
When I meet people for the first time they inevitably ask me what I do for a living. I am always quite proud to say that I work for two ELCA congregations in Chicago. And I brag about you. I talk about your passion for social justice. I talk about how you’ve been involved in your neighborhood and instrumental in some very important work. I talk about the ways you partner with other LSEA congregations. I talk about how you care for one another.
One of my favorite ministries you have is giving rides to church to members can no longer drive. It’s a simple (& not very “sexy” task), but it’s the kind of thing that helps us make sure when you gather on a Sunday to worship, the whole people of God are welcome & present. It is an opportunity to grow deep as community. It is servant ministry. And you may just find yourself being ministered to as well along the way.
When we practice caring for one another well, we learn all the more how to care outside our own walls.
If you’d like to learn more about this ministry that I get to brag about and how you can be a part, please be in touch with me in the office. You can also talk with Noel Spain or Cynthia Stengel who have been active in this ministry.
I hope to hear from you soon.