Members Ministry

Elaine Karel, Member Ministry Coordinator

. . . in Members Ministry

July 2018

The apostle Paul in First Corinthians reminds us that we are the body of Christ and each one of us is a part of it (ICorinthians 12:12-28). There should be no division in the body, but all parts should have equal concern for one an-other (12:25). We ALL have something to bring to our faith family. We are so blessed to be able to come together to worship and praise in freedom in this country. What is our response? 

Consider and pray about what you can do to serve. There are so many opportunities whether it be on Sundays… greeting, ushering, serving communion, helping with fellowship coffee between services, or one of the many activi-ties that happen here during the week. If you have mobility issues, or other issues, we have need always for people to pray. We have teams that pray for Pastor Paul and his family, one that receives the prayer requests from the congre-gation each week by email, another that is available in Sunday service to pray with those seeking prayers. We are looking to also have a team that will pray for our young people who have just graduated and are going off to college and work. We have a group that makes quilts, some that make prayer shawls, some that take care of the altar each Sunday, some that sew for girls in Malawi (don’t need to know how to sew, lots of other jobs there too), nursery vol-unteers, Sunday school teachers, Vacation Bible school teachers & helpers, musicians, singers, scripture readers, dra-ma participants, some who decorate our worship space, help with Christmas Bazaar or do crafting or baking for the bazaar, help with or donate to the Rummage sale, create or donate items for Malawi project, help with the Malawi Benefit, help with gardening, Soup Kitchen, snow shoveling, grass mowing, folding bulletins and making lunches for area children in summer……and I am sure this is only a partial list! 

Maybe you have an idea for something we could or should be doing to serve and to reach into our community. God is calling all of us to be a part of His work, to demonstrate our Love and response to Him who first loved us and gave His all. This is an invitation to participate. If you currently are not active in some of these groups, prayerfully consid-er how you can serve. I would be honored if you would call and talk to me about what might interest you. 

With thanks and Blessings, 

Elaine Karel 

Member Ministry Coordinator