Reach out to others with food, friendship, peace and kindness, enjoy camaraderie and make new connections at the free Summer Service Week offered at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St., Marlborough July 25 to 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Children and adults, families and individuals are all welcome to attend. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Each evening will begin with a simple supper provided by the church and then an overview of the Biblical basis for each day’s theme, followed by a hands-on service project to address a local need.
Participants will put together healthy snack bags for the free-meal outreach, Our Father’s Table (Monday); fashion housewarming no-sew blankets for the clients of Fresh Start Furniture Bank (Tuesday); fill backpacks with fall school supplies for middle school and high school students served by the United Way (Wednesday); and create greeting cards for nursing home residents, along with a treat (Thursday).
Attend all four nights if your schedule permits; if not, participate when you can. To sign up for this free program, use this link: http://www.saintstephenlutheran.com/service-week.html.
Most of the materials needed for the service projects have been donated by church parishioners, while some supplies are being provided by Thrivent Financial, with Summer Service Week designated as a Thrivent Action Team project.
For more information about St. Stephen Lutheran Church, visit www.saintstephenlutheran.com or the church’s Facebook page. Saint Stephen is a member of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org) . The church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, inviting people of every gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, marital status, or class. Parishioners come from Marlborough, Hudson, Berlin, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Stow, and Bolton