Rev 21:5a: And the one who was seated on the throne said ‘See, I am making all things new.’
Message from Fr. Grant
As members of St. Andrew’s we are the embodied word of Christ to the world. Our worship life grounds us in our worldly purpose to live our lives not only to ourselves. The Alter Project is a way to enhance the foundations of what we are already doing at St. Andrew’s. How do we serve our community with our living and with our space. Thank-you for walking forward with me as we renew our Christ centered mission in the community by speaking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.
Outreach (Leigh Dalton – lead)
We are called by Jesus to be doers of word and not simply hearers who listen and do not act. “For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my family, you did it to me.’ Matt 25:35-40
Finance (Harry Snell – lead)
St. Andrew’s is a parish of committed Christians who love the Lord and who follow God’s admonition to “love your neighbors”. Our ability to carry out Outreach / Mission work in loving our neighbors depends to a great extent on our financial health/ability to make those things happen. Luke 14 asks: “Would any one of you think of building a tower without first sitting down and calculating the cost, to see whether he could afford to finish it?” Let’s hope not! The Finance team of The Alter Project looks at the financial health of the parish and determines what needs to be done in order to maximize our ability to “love our neighbors”
Administration (Cricket Webb – lead)
God calls us to support those who are called to formal leadership in order to help them bear the weight of their responsibilities. The administration aspect of the Alter Project is the support team for those out front. The criticality of this team is not to be underestimated. Just like the seventy elders, our divine calling is to make a difference where we are, with the talents and skills that have been endowed within us through the inpouring of the Holy Spirit lived through our own baptism (BCP 308).