Serving the Needs of Others

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.- Hebrews 13:16

There are numerous scriptures that encourage our efforts to serve others. The church is not alone in this effort of service, but no other organization is able to equip and motivate as much service as the church. Each church and member thereof may approach this differently, but the call to serve the needs of others is clear and far reaching.

Ascension has many talented and dedicated volunteers. Even where there is staff support, our ministries rely heavily upon the efforts of our members. Each month the Elaine Kadane Food Pantry and Harvest of Hope Community Garden ministries provide significant food support to our community with minimal staff support and an abundance of volunteer commitment. Our worship service, while less of a ministry to others, similarly is heavily dependent on volunteers.

There are many ways to get involved at Ascension. If you read through the rest of this @Ascension email you can see several ministries relying on you to volunteer: Prayer Partners, Fresh Food Day, Greeters and Ushers, and Stults Pen Pals. Also, perhaps you feel called to offer your time and talent on one of the committees that helps to lead these endeavors? The call to serve may urge each of us in different ways, but I hope we all feel it. If you are looking for a way to get more involved at Ascension, please let me know.

Blessings -
Fr. Paul