Heading toward a New Year

"It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions." - Marcel Proust

I have always enjoyed the act of making resolutions more than the keeping of them.  The last few years I have had some success in keeping resolutions, although I imagine some of that comes through the making of more modest (reasonable) resolutions?  I also believe that in the life of the church we have several opportunities for this: the church new year, the calendar New Year, and shortly thereafter, Lent!

I digress, lest we get to Lent too quickly...  I will offer a few possibilities for you as you contemplate possible New Year's resolutions.  Daily Prayer and reading of scripture are terrific goals.  These may seem lofty, indeed they may be, but very worthwhile.  Indeed, these (or any) may be easier than ever to keep with helpful apps that help remind you to read each day.  I've long favored the "Daily Audio Bible" podcast as a means to immerse oneself in scripture.

There are a few areas at church that could benefit from additional volunteers too.  We need both Ushers and Greeters to serve on Sunday.  Both of these opportunities work as teams, so you're not required every Sunday, as well as on-the-job training with others.  These ministries are incredibly important to our current members and any guests.  We are also looking for more volunteers to help with Food Pantry pick up days.  These are generally on Saturday, a group of volunteers meet to pick up groceries (usually at Wal-Mart) and deliver them to the pantry at Ascension and to Tasby Middle School.  If you are interested in either of these opportunities, or finding other ministries that suit your talents let me know, I'll help connect you with the right leaders here.

Blessings -
Fr. Paul