Thank You!

Posted on June 12, 2019

A mid-year thank you!
First of all—I thank God for the privilege of the ministry that we share at St. Paul’s. As we near the end of the academic year, we want to take a moment to thank God for all of you who have served in various capacities at the church and in our community. Thank you for serving with us to build His kingdom ministry.
This past week we celebrated a great “Thank You Leaders” evening where we thanked the large number of volunteer leaders in our midst. What a great evening! 
This coming Sunday, June 16 promises to be a great day. To participate in the Baptism of 22 individuals and to see 10 new members affirm their discipleship will be an exciting privilege. Our gratitude to all who will participate on this special day. 
Our thanks also extends from Music for Health that reaches seniors, to Little Sunbeams Parents and Tots group volunteers that reach our youngest ones. We are grateful to those who are visible upfront on a Sunday—praying, reading, and serving communion and to the many greeters who welcome everyone in the name of Jesus. Our thanks go to the over fifty weekly volunteers who bless the youngest in our midst through Children’s and Youth ministries. For the faithfulness of our counters and the Chancel Guild who serve behind-the-scenes every weekend, we are grateful. We give thanks for our musicians who offer their gifts to lead and support our worship. From serving coffee to our cookie ministry, thank you for the hospitality extended to all by so many. 
Have I mentioned? Thank you!
During the summer, we of course don’t shut our doors. We will have a full range of ongoing ministries. This fall will be another great season as we seek to follow Jesus together. 
We will have our Annual General Meeting on November 17 where we will focus on God’s vision for St. Paul’s, our ministries and the next steps in our unfolding mission together.
We are Church, because you are the Church. Your care for one another and hospitality to strangers makes
St. Paul’s who and what we are. Thank you!


-Barry Parker