Do you enjoy reading, praying, singing, playing an instrument, or greeting people as they gather? Or do you feel most comfortable when you have a job like operating a power point or sound board?
If you said "yes" to any of these, reach out to Pastor Erika or Dallas about volunteering to help with worship! It just might be the perfect way to invest your time in the portion of COSLC's mission to praise God and nurture the faith and lives of others and ourselves.
As a church, prayer is central to our gatherings and to our relationships with God and others. As individuals, prayer is vital for developing our faith and relationship with God.
To pray for others, ourselves, the world, and all of creation is a powerful gift we can give that doesn't require us to speak, write, move, or walk. Sometimes, to pray doesn't even require us to think. Crying can be a form of prayer, as can taking deep breaths.
As such, prayer is a great way to invest in God's mission of love for the world because it's something literally everyone can do, no matter your age; physical or mental abilities; busyness level; or financial situation.
If you're looking for things or people to pray for, take a look at the prayers from past Sundays in our bulletins or sign up for our eNewsletter – at the bottom of our eNews we always include a prayer list for our community.
Since August of 2020 we have begun planning a community garden to be built on the church property so that those in South Anchorage who want to garden, can do so!
Ways you could invest in this community garden:
OUR NEIGHBORS is a multifaceted program focusing on engaging kids and families in the Anchorage community. Kids are invited in to supportive and fun theater experiences with no audition requirements. Both kids and adults are offered opportunities for learning new instruments and learning about music through private lessons. And communities of faith are engaged through creative worship services.
Taking lessons, getting involved (either as an actor or production assistant) in theatre productions, and participating in worship planning are three of the many great ways anyone can invest in this program beyond investing financially.
Run for a position on the church council or join a leadership or planning team!
Is there something about God or faith that you want to learn more about? Or have you learned something you'd like to share and pass on to others? Then one way to invest your time/skills would be to plan a class around it with Pastor Erika or others in the congregation!
Alternatively, passing on the faith to those who are newer to the faith is a call we all share, meaning that investing our time in teaching our church family's kids is something we all can and should invest in!
Sign up to help with our monthly meals for Clare House or helping coordinate donations for Lutheran Social Services of Alaska. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest!