Trinity students set out to SERVE

Trinity kicked off its SERVEathon with a family service event, “Operation School Supplies.” More than 70 boxes of school supplies were packed and donated to Samaritan’s Purse for distribution around the world. Submitted PhotoWhat does it mean to “SERVE one another in love”?
Students at Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia are learning just that. The students recently kicked off their second annual SERVEathon, which begins a year-long emphasis on serving fellow students, the community, the country, and the world.
Through participation in service projects in large and small group settings, the students develop a spirit of servanthood and a desire to live as Disciples of Jesus.
Service projects include, but are not limited to, sending care packages to college students, writing letters to military personnel and elderly shut ins, donating school supplies and other needed items for inner city groups, donating to the Waconia United Food shelf, maintaining Brook Peterson park, raking yards for the elderly, preparing meals for the hungry of the world through Feed My Starving Children, and gathering donations for community coat and toy drives. The opportunities to serve are endless!
Trinity is intentionally raising a generation of students with a willingness and desire to impact the community and world through acts of service.
Part of the SERVEathon includes gathering donations that are used to directly support and fund the educational efforts of Trinity Lutheran School, which seeks to promote kindness, compassion, and sharing the love of Christ with others.
The year-long SERVEathon concludes with a “Celebration of Service” event in the spring that focuses on the service projects that the students have completed while living out the theme verse, “SERVE one another in love” (Galatians 5:13, NIV).