We have just celebrated Easter, the festival that officially ends Holy Week. The “Alleluias” are now back in use, the Easter dinner is complete, and spring break is sadly over.
It’s time to do God’s Work.
All 4 Gospels depict the Last Supper during Passover. The time where Jesus modeled several very important traditions all Christian Churches hold dear. It was here that Jesus taught us the importance of breaking bread in community. He taught us the prayer Our Father. He spoke of and modeled forgiveness for those who will betray him. And he modeled the vital importance of service.
In fact, the Gospels, especially the Gospel of John, make service a focal point of the entire scene. Jesus concludes the Passover feast with the washing of his disciples’ feet. When some protested, Jesus told them
Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:12-17
It is easy to remember the breaking of bread in community, because that is easy. It is the service portion that is just as important and a bit harder to do.
Our Church is now gearing up to ask all of you for your time and talent. The Vestry elections will take place on April 26 during the annual meeting. We have several people who have stepped forward to offer their service. The Vestry thanks them. The people are:
Biographies of these individuals will be on the Vestry page of the website so that we can get to know the candidates better.
Additionally, on April 12 we will have a Ministry Fair in the Fellowship Hall during the Formation Time. This will be a chance for all of us to celebrate and acknowledge all of the good works our Church does. It is also a time for all of us to sign up and get involved. Some Ministries are looking for long term commitments. However, there are several short term opportunities to become involved as well. There are countless choices.
We hope you will join us for the Ministry Fair on April 12 and for our Annual Meeting on April 26. We look forward to seeing you!
Yours In Christ,
George James (Rectors Warden)
Chris Kydd (Finance Warden)
Kevin McLean (Peoples Warden)
Chris Pepe (Development Warden)
If you wish to contact the Vestry for any reason, please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 610 444 4624. Thank you!