The work of ministry takes on many different forms and styles. While some are more visible than others, each one is vital to sharing the good news of the love of Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the many ways each member of this faith community shares in this ongoing work as a Partner in the Gospel.
Those who have donated school supplies, winter outerwear, and breakfast foods to children at area elementary schools, as well as donations of household items, clothing and cleaning supplies for others in need.
Those who have spent time with a child as a teacher, mentor, Homework Club tutor or friend.
Those who have prayed for a three-year-old beginning their faith journey in Church School, or young
people at the time of their Confirmation.
Those who have brightened the holidays for those less fortunate with Holiday Food Baskets, beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts, new children’s books and homemade cookies.
Those who have ministered to others by saying, “I will pray for you” ,“this is the body of Christ given for you”
or “remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
Those who have reached out to the homeless, prepared meals for families in need, provided transportation to bring people to worship and medical appointments, or made bars or cookies for a funeral reception.
Those who have sung in a choir, played a musical instrument, greeted guests, prepared the altar for
worship, or rocked a baby in the Child Care Center.
Those who have prayed for the leadership in our country, state and congregation; those who have prayed
for the hurt, sick or lonely.
Those who have served on the Church Council, SPD Foundation, assembled mailings or helped in the church office.
Those who have shared a smile, distributed bulletins, straightened the sanctuary, lit the candles, counted the offering or read the lesson.
Those who have provided food for the food shelf, packed a care package for a soldier overseas, tended
to the care of the gardens and flower pots, or helped support Youth Mission trips.
Those who have helped build a home for Habitat for Humanity, a medical clinic in Tanzania or a friendship
with someone new to the community.
Those who have nurtured the growth and development of this congregation through prayer, financial
support or sharing their time and talents.
Those who, in their daily life, share the love, hope and promise of Jesus Christ.
And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” — Matthew 25:40