God’s Work. Our Hands…“Seven Churches. One Mission in Christ.”

Saturday Sept. 8 and Sunday Sept. 9

Saturday September 8th at 9am

We will all meet at Centennial High on Saturday morning for commissioning and to meet with our volunteer groups and point people for our projects. When everyone has checked in for a project, that group will be dismissed to their project site.

Service Project Sign Ups

Sign Ups will be done online with the assistance of the planning committee member from your congregation. If you aren’t sure who that is; please email jasmine@glcportland.org with any questions!

Please Note Important Facts

The volunteer limits are put in place by the project sites themselves. We can not change these numbers. Please remember that we are sharing volunteer spots between all seven congregations. If you would like to be sure you get a service placement where you really want it, or with your friends or family please sign up ASAP.

Signage, parking attendants, and wheelchair accessibility has been revamped for this year’s event. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you have concerns.

Potluck following Sunday worship at CHS. Chicken and water will be provided. Please bring something to contribute to our combined meal.

Saturday Service Project Jobs

Community Prayer Vigil; located at Pilgrim Lutheran will include writing greeting cards for home bound congregation members. Guided prayers and devotions will be available. Unlimited volunteers.

Feminine Hygiene Care Packs and LifePax; these packs will be put together at Trinity Lutheran. Care packs will go to wormen in developing countries who lack hygienic supplies to meet monthly needs. 10 Volunteers Max.

Prayer Blocks and Dementia Blocks; St. Tim’s will be hosting quilting this year. The project will include sewing prayer blocks and dementia blocks for people in care facilities. 30 Volunteers Max.

Letter Writing for Advocacy; GWOH LCS service project this year will provide a place and an opportunity to write letters advocating for people without a voice. Unlimited Volunteers.

Sunday September 9th, 2018
Combined Worship at Centennial High School Located at 3505 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97030. Food to Follow! Please bring a dish for the potluck, chicken will be provided for a main dish.

Offering will be donated again this year to a charity of the Pastors’ choosing.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Resurrection Lutheran Church
St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Snowcap; Snowcap will have work inside and outside for us this year. Work can include organizing, cleaning, packaging (inside) or painting, gardening, beautifying (outside). Inside volunteer limit 25. No limit outside.

Habitat ReStore; both the PDX and Gresham locations will host GWOH volunteers this year. This job included stocking shelves, painting, and organizing the stores last year. 25 volunteers max per location.

Zarephath Kitchen; Help spruce up this food pantry and support them in providing a vital service to East County. 10 volunteers max.

Dignity Village; help support a local homeless community by cleaning up, recycling, painting, or building ramps.10 Volunteers Max.Must be 16 years old.

Fir Lone Cemetery; Feel your way through history as you tour and help care for this historic cemetery! Tasks range from ground maintenance to work around the headstones. Tools provided. Unlimited Volunteers.

Native Plant Center; This project is located in Tualatin. Help care for native plants! Activities include planting bulbs, seeds, and wildflowers. Tools and snack provided. Preference given to families with young children. 15 Volunteers Max.

Human Solutions; This project will be located at 162nd and Burnside Women’s Shelter. Volunteers will help prep and serve a meal to shelter residents. 15 Volunteers Max.

DAYCARE FOR GWOH HOSTED AT GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH FROM 8: 30 AM TO 2:30 PM. Please contact jasmine@glcportland.org for more information.

GWOH T-SHIRTS available for purchase. Please see your committee person for more information.

Link to sign up online:


Contact your congregation GWOH leader for help signing up online.


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      “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

      Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

     Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you . Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has sternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever ears my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”

John 6:51-58


     Fear the Lord you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.

     The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

     Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

     Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,

     keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.

     Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 34:9-14


      Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city. “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 9:1-6


      Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life, He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

      At this Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘Icame down from heaven’?”

     “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father . I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my fleash, which I will give for the life of the world.”

John 6:35, 41-51