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Upcoming Events
AUG

20

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
AUG

21

MON
Monday Night AA Group - "Ladies Night Out"
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
AUG

22

TUE
Monthly Luncheon - New Asian Garden
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
All are welcome for food and fellowship!
AUG

23

WED
Oktoberfest Planning Committee
11:00 AM
Meet in Parish Hall
Treasurer Bill Pay/Training Meeting
1:00 PM
Meet at Marsh Cottage.
AUG

24

THU
CANCELED: Summer Bible Study
9:30 AM
Rescheduled for Thu, Aug 31
Summer Bible Study
9:30 AM
Meet at Marsh Cottage.
AUG

25

FRI
Friday Night AA Group - "Attitudes in Action"
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
AUG

27

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
AUG

28

MON
Monday Night AA Group - "Ladies Night Out"
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
AUG

30

WED
Diocesan Audit w/Charlie Chapman
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Meet in Marsh Cottage.
AUG

31

THU
Summer Bible Study
9:30 AM
Marsh Cottage
SEP

01

FRI
Friday Night AA Group - "Attitudes in Action"
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
SEP

03

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.
Taize Prayer Service
7:00 PM
Taize brings together prayer, meditative music and silence in uniting Christians to come together to the cross. All faith backgrounds welcome!
SEP

04

MON
Monday Night AA Group - "Ladies Night Out"
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.

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.