The work of the Holy Spirit is an awesome mystery for us. Because of the way these spiritual gifts are given to us and manifested in individuals, it is better to provide a description rather than a narrow, one-size-fits-all definition. Like the spiritual gifts assessment, these descriptions are not definitive but paint a beautiful tapestry of the Holy Spirit at work in God’s people.


The spiritual gift that enables the receiver to work gladly behind the scenes in order that God’s work is fulfilled.

People with this gift are usually: available, willing, helpful, loyal, reliable, dependable, having a whatever-it-takes attitude.

Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that doing practical deeds is a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ; finding it difficult to say “no” because of the desire to support others.

Biblical references: Luke 23:50–54, Romans 16:1– 16, Philippians 2:19–23

Adapted from Gifts for You: Opening Your Spiritual Gifts and used here with permission. Copyright © 2011 Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Written by Valora K Starr.


Prayer Shawl Knitting

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nativity Church
3312 Silver Lake Road
St. Anthony, MN 55418 United States
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All are welcome! Please join us on the last Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Commons near the fireplace. Anyone who knits or crochets is welcome –

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