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- Vibrant weekly worship centered in the Eucharist
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- Mission and outreach to those in need in our community…and beyond
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Pastoral Ponderings . . .
Brenda Cline, Parish Director
Why do I go to Workcamp? To Seek and Find!
Today’s Gospel reading from Luke makes Faith seem really simple – ask and you will receive…seek and you will find… knock and the door will be opened. In my own little life experience, I have found that God does abundantly provide….but it is I who often forgets or falls short on the asking, seeking, and knocking!
Many of you know that my path to ministry in the church began as a youth ministry volunteer after college. That eventually led to my first Workcamp experience, after which I knew it was time for a career change. At the time, I didn’t even realize I was seeking…in retrospect, I recognize that perhaps God was seeking me, inviting me to something new. God did indeed open a door for me, and each youth mission trip is an opportunity for me to honor and cultivate the seed planted long ago…
I just returned from my 15th Workcamp, traveling with our parish youth and adults to Somerville, TN. I never fail to be amazed by this experience of faith and fellowship! We painted, built porches and wheelchair ramps, and connected in faith and friendship with our residents. I witnessed our youth and adults living our mission statement; they were and are the Hands of Christ, Open to All! All of our hands and hearts were seeking something that week; and through our work, we opened ourselves to receiving much more than we gave.
It is a blessing for me to continue traveling with our Workcampers on mission, to be with my fellow parishioners in the joys and challenges of living the Gospel. It renews my faith and ministry!
St. Joseph Parish has so much to be proud of in our youth and adults who attended Workcamp. They are all Extraordinary leaders and people of great faith! We thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support of our summer mission trips. Together, we continue to seek and find the Lord of our lives!
Read more about what is happening in our parish in this week’s Bulletin.