COT Events in March

Saturday, March 14th found 41 students, staff and parents gathered for prayer and devotion before splitting into two groups to serve in the Lincoln Community.  Some sorted, stocked and cleaned at People's City Mission.  Others spent the morning with residents at Lancaster Manor making crafts, assembling supplies for Children’s Hospital and making Easter Eggs for a neighborhood hunt.  And, from Leprechauns to the number Pi, there was joy in serving our neighbors; but, more on that in the lines to follow!

The devotion could be summarized with this phrase: “God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.”  The point is simple.  We are called to be reunited for eternity with God because of the work of Jesus Christ our Savior.  So, in the meantime a natural response is to be united with Christ by serving our neighbors.  Just like the first apostles, there may be nothing especially impressive about us.  That doesn’t matter.  We are called to lose ourselves in service of others.  As Paul writes in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  And, as the crew found out Saturday, those good works were quite diverse.


Girls Soccer Team at Lancaster Manor

As part of a larger team-building effort, the Lincoln Lutheran girls' soccer team worked together to accomplish some off-the-field goals.  Some of the team assembled Easter Eggs (over 1,000 at last count!) to be used in a neighborhood children’s Easter Egg Hunt.  Other girls created an activity book that will be sent to the Children’s Hospital in Omaha.  The remaining girls helped residents with a craft activity.  Last weekend was National Leprechaun Weekend, for those of you who may have forgotten. So, fittingly, the craft activity resulted in many fine art pieces of leprechauns.


Students at People’s City Mission

In partnership with Messiah Lutheran’s youth program, the Lincoln Lutheran COT spent Saturday morning cleaning, stocking and organizing goods at People's City Mission.  It was the first time the COT served at PCM, but it most certainly will not be the last.  There was a palpable attitude of joy in service. Volunteers busied themselves with a variety of duties and even enjoyed some pie on national pi day.  So while the leprechauns provided a theme for the soccer team’s service, math and desserts did the same at PCM.



Once again, it serves as a great illustration that service is not a “have to” … but rather a “get to.”  Those with servant hearts will find any reason they can to share the love of Jesus.  On a Saturday in March, our Lincoln Lutheran students did just that.  “Well done, good and faithful servants!”

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