Community Outreach

Reaching Out in 2018…So many opportunities for discipleship....

Blessing of the Animals Sunday

Bring your pet to the HLC Blessing of the Animals Worship on the Lawn this Sunday, 9/30/18 at 10am.

The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or on a Sunday near that date.  This is also set to coincide as the culminating conclusion for the Season of Creation. In the Scriptures, the act of blessing means 'the imparting of power or life.' The person performing the blessing is mediating that power from God or Christ to the person performing or the animal involved. To bless is more than an expression of goodwill and caring. To bless is to impart God's power in person! The blessing of each animal, by name, means that health, healing and life are being mediated from God for the benefit of the animal in its relationship with its human partners. Be careful not to reinforce the separation of human animals and other animals by this blessing. Instead, consider reinforcing our common kinship by blessing ALL animals--human and otherwise.

God's Work. Our Hands.

 Many thanks to all the hands who made this year's God's Work, Our Hands Sunday a SUCCESS!!!

Blessing of the Backpacks

Thanks to everyone who gathered and donated items for the backbacks that we will donate to Skinner Middle School and Bienvenidos Food Bank!

Bienvenidos Food Bank

Highlands Lutheran is an official ORANGE BOX church -- a drop-off site for Bienvenidos Food Bank!  If you feel moved to contribute food to help feed the increasing number of poor people in our community, please bring your canned or packaged food to the big orange box on the porch of the church at 3995 Irving St. Items are blessed each Sunday and delivered to Bienvenidos every week so that they can distribute them to individuals in need. In October we need canned and dry hearty soups. Thank you again and again for your generous contributions to the Food Bank!

Many families will benefit from all of the donations received.Donations will be blessed each Sunday and will then be delivered weekly to the food bank for distribution to hundreds of families in our Northwest Denver community.  Thank you for your continued support of this ministry. Your donations are making a difference!

Highlands Happy Hour

 Highlands Happy Hour takes place at 6pm on the third Sunday of each month at Berkely Untapped. Come join us for refreshments and good conversation.

Fair Trade Coffee

Our efforts for Fair Trade continue throughout the year as HLC has committed to serve and sell fairly traded coffee exclusively. Check out the coffee packages on the black shelves in our Narthex. (next to the sunflowers) Each package costs $10. Please, put a check or cash in the box provided. Coffee always makes a good gift!

 

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Pastor Asher O'Callaghan

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