Jesus’ disciple Peter writes, “You are…God’s own people in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” We have been made God’s own people for a purpose: to proclaim to the world the story of God’s incredible love. We do that in words, and we also do it in deeds of love and mercy.
Through Saints James and Andrew, you are involved in proclaiming God’s love in both word and deed. You proclaim God’s love in word as we gather weekly for worship, as we share our faith with the children and young people of the parish, and as we adults gather to study God’s word and support one another in life’s journey. You proclaim God’s love through deeds in our community as we feed the hungry at Second Helpings and support the dignity of those on our communities’ margins through ministries like Whitney’s Pantry and Emmaus Companions. You proclaim God’s love in deed across our country and around the world with your support of Church World Services and the United Thank Offering.
Sometimes it is difficult to see all that our congregation is doing but make no mistake, because we have been “called out of darkness into his marvelous light,” you and the other people in the Saints James and Andrew family are making a difference— by proclaiming God’s mighty acts.
The Clergy & Vestry of Saints James and Andrew