By Mel Rose, Senior Warden
When we speak of baptism as a covenant, we emphasize the multiple commitments involved. First and most basic, there is God’s commitment to us. Then there are the commitments the community of faith makes to us. Finally, and no less important, are the commitments we make to God, to our children, and to the church.
When we speak of “Total Ministry” we are speaking of our baptismal covenant. That is, in a few words, what Total Ministry is all about, our commitment to care for each other.
Take a few minutes and look at those evolved in our ministry teams. Is your name listed below? Would you like to find out more about what they do? Just talk to any member. They are waiting to talk to you.
St. George’s Ministry Teams
Coordinator – Fr. Gould
Ministers – Dave Allmuth, Marilyn Ditzen, Bill Keye and Rev. Bob Olsen
Coordinator – Bob Olsen
Ministers – Joy Allmuth, Anne Mangels, Aaron Adkins and Becky Freie
Coordinator – Rene Cress
Ministers – Bob Olsen, Thea Mangels, Jan Mirrione, Cathy Crosby, Janet Jenkins, Bob Gould, Joan Tennis and Dolores O’Brien
Coordinators – Bob Olsen & Vicky Karsten
Ministers – Rene Cress, Joan Tennis and Dolores O’Brien (as chair of Congregational Commission on Ministry)
Coordinators – Aaron Adkins and Barbara Cooper
Ministers – Barbara Girard, Jan Mirrione and Dolores O’Brien
From the Society of Saint John the Evangelist
“Self-sufficiency is a delusion, a dangerous delusion. We are all, to a degree, interdependent. It’s a fact of life. It’s true. And truth sets us free. Truth opens the door to grace. Truth opens the door to blessing. Even if we cringe to hear it.”