Posted on: April 11, 2020
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. – Acts 2:42-45
I am privileged to witness the teachings of the apostles kept alive through the Body of Christ at St. John’s. Despite immense challenges we have adapted and continued our life together through virtual worship and fellowship, online Morning Prayers, and shared Agapé Supper.
We are pooling our resources and doing our best to meet each other’s needs; $1,760 has been donated to our local food shelf; 32 volunteers are calling to check in with members of the parish; $1,770 has been donated to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund so our clergy can offer financial assistance as needed.
Whilst I have been at St. John’s long enough not to be surprised, I am in awe.
The mission of St. John’s, to form and connect faithful Christians in community, and to “show forth our service” for the care of God’s world, is more vital now than ever! Therefore, I invite you, as your finances and well-being allow, to share your blessings with each other by continuing your pledge and making a special Easter offering.
You can make these offerings by clicking the link below or text 651-273-0753 with the amount you’d like to give and where you’d like the funds to go; i.e. “$100 Easter Offering.”
Click here to make an Easter Offering.
Your gifts allow us to continue to stream our worship and formation offerings, pay our staff, support those in need and provide pastoral care throughout our congregation. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
I am aware that some in our congregation have lost, or fear losing, their income. If you cannot make a financial gift at this time, I invite you to offer the valuable gifts you do have; reach out to fellow members or help make masks for residents at Episcopal Church Homes. For volunteer opportunities email the Rev. Margaret Thor.
During times of struggle, we come together as a community of faith, offering what we can, extending our care and compassion to all in need, and accompanying each other on a difficult road, confident that Jesus not only meets us on that road, but has promised to bring us home.
We will get through this together,