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Upcoming Events
FEB

21

WED
Finance Committee Meeting
5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Review of the church's finances. Meet in the Parish Hall. Contact - Treasurer Gary Niskala.
Vestry Meeting
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in the Parish Hall
FEB

22

THU
Bishop's Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Clergy members from the Deanery will meet in the Marsh Cottage. Refreshments will be served.
FEB

23

FRI
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Co-Ed Friday Night AA Group
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
FEB

25

SUN
Choir Practice
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Special music will be practiced at 8:30am and the hymns of the day from 9-9:15am.
Sunday Worship Service
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II or Morning Prayer, Rite II
FEB

26

MON
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Ladies' Monday Night AA Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Men's Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
FEB

27

TUE
Monthly Luncheon - Applebee's
11:30 AM
All are welcome for a time of great food and conversation!
MAR

01

THU
Thursday Bible Study
9:30 AM
Meets at Marsh Cottage
MAR

02

FRI
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Co-Ed Friday Night AA Group
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
MAR

04

SUN
Choir Practice
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Special music will be practiced at 8:30am and the hymns of the day from 9-9:15am.
MAR

05

MON
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Ladies' Monday Night AA Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Men's Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
MAR

07

WED
Spring Rummage Sale Set-Up
Set-up in the Parish Hall.
Prayer & Care Gathering
10:45 AM
Meet at Marsh Cottage
Total Ministry

Total Ministry

Total Ministry is a term used to describe an overall approach to being "church." Since we believe that all the baptized are gifted by the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts for the work of ministry, each church needs to strive to equip, encourage, and support its members in using those gifts in every area of their lives, both within and outside the "organized church." This radical, all-inclusive nature of the concept is the hardest aspect of understanding Total Ministry.

Leadership

Total Ministry is in nature. Instead of seeing the church's pastor as the congregation's sole "minister," all the members of a congregation are "partners in God's mission." Where in the past one person attempted to do the church's ministry on behalf of the entire community of believers, now a team of gifted people, ordained and lay, leads the community in developing, equipping, and sending ministry teams to carry out God's work.

Formation

Total Ministry approaches can be developed by a single congregation regardless of its size. They can also be formed by a cluster of neighboring churches or even an entire conference working together to support and encourage each other.

Shared Resources

Total Ministry relationships may include the sharing of programs, personnel, or other resources between congregations.

Goal

The overall goal of developing Total Ministry to extend the love of God to people outside the Church by involving a greater number of people in expanding ministry among members and in the greater community outside the congregation. Also, by linking stronger churches with weaker ones, we can help declining churches to renew their sense of mission and grow while encouraging stronger churches to take on more exciting ventures in ministry.