We are this church!
We are faith-filled. Jesus will get us through. In the gospels he said he came so that we might have life abundantly, so that our joy might be complete and so that we might all be one. We aren't afraid since he's with us always.
We preach, sing and celebrate well after lots of preparation. Liturgy is our priority. We like each other. We enjoy being together. We worry about each other and help each other out. We spend a lot of Sunday time catching up; we miss each other when someone doesn't show. We don't judge and we're quick to forgive.
We're hospitable. We welcome newcomers.
We celebrate together the great moments: birth and baptism, death and funerals; first communions and confirmations and marriages. And we celebrate the ordinary moments: raising kids and paying bills and growing older year by year.We reach out. We're like our biblical forebears who were always sent on a mission. So our neighborhood and its people are brothers and sisters to us. We join them in the deliberate pursuit of a better life for all our neighborhood people and their families. We share with them a responsibility for the needy among us; we've come to recognize that it's among our poorest neighbors that Jesus awaits us. And so we share what we have.
We want to be a drum major for justice. We want to be an active reliable partner in the struggle to make our city a gentler, kinder place to live and raise a family. So we work to eliminate racism, sexism, ethnic bias and religious bigotry.
We cherish cultural distinctiveness. We seek very deliberately to include all manner of race and color and nationality. We try to express ourselves in the style and culture of each.
We cherish our members with disabilities. They enrich our parish by their special experience of life. We pray and work in partnership with them particularly to assure that the disabled can participate fully in the life of our community.
In the Lord and his Spirit, we are this church.
Our Pastoral Leader and Team
Sr. Virginia Welsh