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POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is one of nearly 9,100 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love.

Members of Good Shepherd collected donations of 235 lbs. of food for the backpacks that go home with fourth grade through high school age children who rely on school programs for nutrition. The Loaves and Fish Food Bank prepare the backpacks with food for the weekend and holidays, which are distributed through the schools. 

Members of Good Shepherd also volunteered at Loaves and Fish on Monday, Sept. 30, assembling 52 bags of food and doing other tasks for the food bank. For more than 30 years, the ELCA has been a church deeply rooted in faith and in sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world. Good Shepherd joins with 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.

“'God’s Work, Our Hands,' is a phrase that summarizes what we should be doing every day: serving our community,” said Penny Jarecki, a member of Good Shepherd. More information about Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is available at

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