God Loves a Cheerful Giver
I attended a clergy gathering with +Bishop Steve on Thursday afternoon and was impressed by the deep sharing, laughter, and support among clergy.
This level of communication – Holy Communication – frequently occurs within our parish, too, and I am grateful for all the ways you build up the Body of Christ in our midst.
We will be fortunate to commission Mary Provo and John Cuozzo as Lay Eucharistic Visitors this Sunday. this is important, particularly with the upcoming retirement of Deacon Tom Duplessie.
Please consider joining this ministry, which could involve one visit a month or a few visits per week depending on your schedule. I will lead a training of less than an hour, you’ll complete the Safe Church Training online, and you will be accompanied on your first visit. It’s important to make the sacraments available to our parishioners who are unable to attend church. This is one of the ways the Lord’s Table is extended from the Eucharist we share together at the Wednesday Healing Service and Eucharist and the Sunday Eucharist.
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7