Saved to Serve, Ephesians 2:4-10
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
“The ‘Saved to Serve’ program is our offering to our Lord in thanksgiving for His saving grace to us. Our Christ-Centered Community of Learners will reach out to others individually, or in small groups, offering our talents and time. This program will aid students in matching their talents with home, elementary school, church, LHS, and the community’s needs.
Each student is asked to complete 20 hours of service each year in attendance at LuHi. These hours will be facilitated by the theology faculty and must be completed by April 15 each year. Hours can be fulfilled in a variety of ways including volunteering time at LHS, another school, a church, other agencies or organizations, or by helping individuals. The student must not receive any remuneration for their time and effort.
Download the Service Hours Form here.
During the school year, it is the student's responsibility to make sure the Service Hours Form is filled out and returned to his/her theology teacher for proper credit of hours of service. Students are welcome to start and complete their hours over the summer months before the next school year. Summer activities often include mission trips, working at Vacation Bible School, helping someone move, ushering at church, etc. For a list of current and ongoing service opportunities, please see below.
General Service Ideas:
- Raking leaves/yard work for neighbors
- Community clean up
- Donate your time at nursing/assisted living homes
- Volunteering at church for VBS, setting up for events, children’s ministry etc
- Missions trips or service trips with your church
- Writing letters to soldiers
- Donate clothes, etc to organizations such as the Orphan Grain Train (not included for service hours)
Current and Upcoming Opportunities
- Touching Africa Ministries - www.touchingafricaministries.org/get-involved
Give a tangible expression of God's love to the people of Ethiopia by opening hearts and extending hands to make a difference. Serve by helping organize and prepare teams to head to Africa.
Tiffany Lopez email@example.com
- Sox Place - Soxplace.com
Sox Place exists to bring the Father’s heart to the fatherless, through physical, spiritual, emotional, and social provision to urban youth subcultures” It provides a safe place and a warm meal Tuesday - Saturday
Lisa Wagner Carrier firstname.lastname@example.org
- Activ8 Sports All-Stars Club - www.allstarsclub.org/camps
Sports camps for people with developmental or physical needs. Participate by being a buddy to an attendee. Join in the fun, games, and time of worship.
- Sweet Dreams in a Bag - sweetdreaminabag.org
Pack and Pray Events to package bed sets. Treasure Times to assist the children in picking their new bed sets and reading their personalized storybook.
- Love Made Claim - http://lovemadeclaim.com/
A variety of service opportunities. Some may include packing bags for people working to get out of the sex industry. Natasha Hurt (720) 282-9366
- Orphan Grain Train- www.ogt.org
Sorting and loading much needed goods to send to communities in need. Assist in supporting Denver VA, local food pantries, Homeless Missions Christian Camps, and the Epilepsy Foundation.
Garry Fuller email@example.com (720)320-1234
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9AM - 12PM at Epiphany Lutheran Church 5550 Wolfensberger Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80109
- Parker Task Force/Food Bank- parkertaskforce.org
Collecting, organizing, and distributing food for the needy. Mr. Budnack (303.841.3460) Spots fill up fast.
- Volunteers in Action- Volunteersinaction.info
Home Repair, Readers for the blind, Grocery shoppers, Friendly visitor
Kellie at VIA firstname.lastname@example.org 303-713-9144
- Denver Street School - denverstreetschool.org
Provide Meals, Birthday Celebrations, Tutoring, Mentoring, Office Help
- Special Olympics - www.specialolympicsco.org/volunteer
- Douglas County Libraries- douglascountylibraries.org
Reading Buddies, Teen Library Council, General Library Tasks, Event and Program Help
- Parker Hospital - A variety of opportunities can be found here.
- Alternatives Pregnancy Center - youhavealternatives.org, (303) 298-8815
- Sun Valley Youth Center - sunvalleyyouthcenter.org/
Tutoring and/or mentoring inner city youth in the Sun Valley neighborhood. Kris Rollerson or (303) 573-7180
- Praying Hands Ranch- www.prayinghandsranch.org
Office work, Fundraising, Help with Grant Writing, Hippotherapy programs, Equine programs, Horticulture/Craft programs and Sensory Gardens, Small animal care. Currently need volunteers for all class times. They will train volunteers regardless of experience.
- Association Churches
Contact the individual church To see a list of LuHi Association Churches, click here.
For more information about Service Hours and ideas on how to fulfill them, contact your Theology teacher.