The Annual Address of the Interim Rector will take the place of the Adult Sermon and there will be a Youth and Children’s Sermon. Following worship we will enjoy a potluck meal, hear about the state of St. Paul’s Church, its finances from 2017 and its budget for 2018; and elect vestry members and delegates. There will be time allotted for discussion and questions about the future of our church.
Another very important part of our Annual Meeting will be an opportunity for all of us, both younger and older, to invest part of our time and talent for the good of St. Paul’s Church. You will be given the opportunity to sign up for various programs and ministries. Some of these ministries already have individuals or couples who are assisting with them; however the Holy Spirit wants us all to share our interests and talents.
Here are some examples: teaching – children, adults, internet skills, artistic and other creative skills, assisting with office work and finances, helping to prepare and fold bulletins and other items, working with the weekly internet newsletter, even writing articles, taking Holy Communion to the sick and shut-in, being an acolyte or a lector, singing in the choir, working with the altar guild, gardening, painting, small repair jobs, helping to organize events, helping organize pot lucks, coffee time. How about learning to play a musical instrument? What if we invited local artists to gather and share talents? The list is not limited to the above. Use your imagination, let the Spirit guide you.
St. Paul’s does not exist only for worship on Sundays. We do not exist only for our occasional gatherings. Our church sits empty most of the week. We have space, we can reasonably purchase needed supplies. Just what is God calling you to do? Remember think outside the box – that’s the way the Holy Spirit always thinks and guides us!
Fr. Al Jewson
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.