Service Day Reflection

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I was a participant in the Labor of Love event on Saturday, September 9 from 8:00am-12:00pm. At 8:00am on Saturday, we all gathered on the McKenna Lawn for a brief meeting and continental breakfast. During that time, together as Setonians, one of the Sisters of Charity spoke to us about the importance of performing charitable works, and how these works will impact many people who are in need of our gift of service. After those impactful words, we were dismissed off to our service sights. I signed up for the Greater Parkview Church. I really did not know what to expect when I signed up for the service day, but I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and serve at the same time. The church is located on the corner of Westminster Avenue. It is a large building that houses service every Sunday morning and a bible study every Wednesday night. When my friends and I walked into the doors, the pastor was sitting in his office. He immediately put us to work. We cleaned the inside and outside of the windows. Inside of the sanctuary space, we vacuumed, Lysol wiped the wooden pews and microphone stands. Also, we dusted the wooden fixtures on the altar and the surrounding area. Being a part of the Seton Hill Labor of Love was truly a wonderful experience. Seeing all of the students that are willing to serve others is amazing. The service that I performed can be viewed as “just cleaning”, but it is so much more than that. It is giving a house of God, that so

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