Gifts of Time & Talent Abound

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July 8th, 2019

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:1-2

Camp is a big part of our dwelling place.  It’s a place apart, immersed in God’s creation.  Lutherdale gives people of all ages an opportunity to discover God dwelling within them.  It is a place where both individuals and families can dwell in God and leave equipped to have a positive impact on their neighborhoods, community and the world.  Renewal, joy, compassion, steadfast love, and life changing adventure abound at Lutherdale.

We are SO grateful for the people who have showered Lutherdale with their gifts of time and talent this summer.  In the first 4 weeks of work on the new Lodge, 44 volunteers have given over 830 hours of time to work alongside the ELCA Mission Builders at Lutherdale.  The volunteers arrived daily, beginning May 28.  They came with varying levels of skill and ability.  Some volunteers came bearing delicious, nutritional snacks for the Mission Builders to enjoy during breaks.  Some volunteers came with the gift of new tools and safety gear, purchased via Thrivent Action Teams, to assist with building the Lodge. 

Atonement Lutheran Church in Muskego, Messiah Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes, St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rubicon, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evansville shared the need for volunteers, organized small groups of people, and sent them to help open new ministry here at Lutherdale.  

Construction has steadily progressed under the leadership of the ELCA Mission Builders.  They have worked tirelessly to lead the construction endeavors of the new Lodge.  Prayers, planning, preparation, and muscle power are enlisted daily by these faithful servants.  

The floor decking for the center section is complete, and the framework for the sections that surround The Great Hall have been constructed and raised.  Construction on the center of the Lodge will continue July 16, with the delivery of large glulam timbers for Entryway, Lobby, and The Great Hall.

Are you interested in volunteering this Summer or Fall?  For more details or to express interest, check out