The Door of Service
Commit to spend at least one hour per week helping others at St. James or in the community—in short, Encounter Jesus through others. This is a call to give of our very selves. This requires openness and the ability to see Christ in others. The parish Ministry and Talent Resource Directory offers dozens of ways to be of service. Fr. Tom has compiled his “Wish List” of ministries. Please use the prayer card you received in the mail as you contemplate how you would like to be involved in service.
We certainly have the opportunity to encounter Jesus by receiving the Eucharist, but I am even more spiritually fulfilled by serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. This simple service has drawn me more deeply into the Mass, closer to fellow parishioners and closer to Christ. I encourage others to consider this ministry and others behind the Door of Service.
Dave Becker, GIGG Core Team