Ministry is not just the province of the ordained, it is God’s call on all of our lives. The faithful stewardship of our time, talents and treasure is a grateful response to God’s gifts to us, making possible all of the ministries of the church.
When we engage in shared ministry, we become God’s loving sacrament to the world. I think that our mission statement sums it up well:
We are the body of Christ; a loving, caring, diverse and welcoming community of Christian people committed to growth in our knowledge and love of God, in bringing others into our fellowship, and in our outreach to the world around us. We welcome the faithful, the seeker and the doubter, for God’s embrace is wide and God’s good news is for all.
At St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound we have a number of opportunities to engage in this ministry, both to the church and within the community. I invite you to explore your call here. I believe that you will find your own life enriched as you reach out to others.
A nice view of the parish from a well traveled road.
Our acolytes pose before the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.
A pen and ink rendering of the church from days gone by.
Many of our youth traveled to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove, NC.