Because Lutherans believe in acts of service: they allow us to explore one of our most basic Lutheran convictions: 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. Last Sunday these acts of service at Emanuel's included letter writing (pictured here), quilting, providing school supplies, and cleaning our highways. For more than 30 years, the ELCA has been deeply rooted in faith and in sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world. Emanuel's joined other ELCA congregations across the country to boldly participate in God’s work in the world — restoring and reconciling communities, and pursuing peace and justice. We are better together.