We had been hoping to be heading off to Mexico this week - but since I read in the paper yesterday about people being killed at a party, I'm guessing we made the right decision to postpone that for this year.
Instead we will be heading off a week from tomorrow for the wilds of Buffalo - we will be staying at a church in Riverside and working at the food pantry of the Buffalo City Mission - it should be a good introduction to need right outside our doors.
Please keep the leaders, Andrea, Aaron and I and the youth in your prayers next week while we work, pray and have some fun too
Monday, July 5, 2010
In the last several weeks we have had a Chicken Dinner fundraiser, a parish picnic and had the hamburger and hot dog concession at Clarence Day in the Park.
It is very clear to me that one of the things that St. Paul's does best is to eat and feed people.
That makes the motto that the vestry adopted for St. Paul's for the next couple of years: St. Paul's - feed body and soul really appropriate. It is what we do - we feed people, ourselves, others, physically and spiritually.
So, over the next few months think about other ways that we could use our gifts for feeding people in the world around us.