Journey to Generosity

Put simply, life is a God-given opportunity to become who we are, to affirm our own true spiritual nature, claim our truth, appropriate and integrate the reality of our being, but most of all, to say “Yes” to the One who calls us the Beloved. - Henri J.M. Nouwen

 

Life is an opportunity. Life is a journey. A journey to saying “yes” to God who calls us the Beloved. Life is a journey to love; a journey to community; a journey to peace; a journey to generosity.

From the moment we draw our first breath to the moment we have breathed our last, we are both receivers and givers. How we move from takers of everything given to us to sharing what we have is one measure of how we live into saying “yes.”

On our journey to generosity, we learn from parents, family, friends, and church members. We learn through our own experience and from hearing the stories of generous people. The gospel stories of Jesus inform, challenge, and inspire us. Whether it’s the story of the Good Samaritan, the rich young ruler, or Zacchaeus, Jesus invites us into what the journey of generosity looks like.

It is not simply a time to consider how much we give to support the mission and ministry of our parish. The journey is about how we live our lives as the Beloved.  Are we generous in our dealings with others? Are we generous when we welcome the stranger? Do we make newcomers feel welcome on Sunday mornings? Are we generous in our forgiveness and in our acceptance of forgiveness?

 

Please contact anyone on the Stewardship Committee if you would like to know more or would like to have pledge envelopes. 

Donna Barnum, Sue Boskett, Alana Hercules, Liza Holzinger, Dean Lowe, Dixie White

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187

 

Phone: 610-865-3603

 

For general inquiries,

please email the Administrative Asst.

saec@ptd.net

 

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Christian Formation: Every Sunday  9:15 AM in the Harry Large Room!

Why did Jesus happen when he happened? Why the confluence of the Baptism movement of John and the Kingdom movement of Jesus? Why the tiny villages around the Lake? Why the confrontations in Jerusalem? Why then? Why there?   

What were the priorities of Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom? How was the status quo of Roman imperial theology subverted by this obscure Galilean whose message continues to indict empire today?

First Light is a 12-session DVD and web-based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with two of the world's leading Jesus scholars (John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg) on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem.

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Ministers of the Parish

The Rev. Canon Kevin Nichols,

Bishop

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen,

Rector

 

The Rev. Dr. R. Jane Williams,

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. John Marcantonio,

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. Abraham Valaith

Assisting Priest

 

Sandy Evans

Organist/ Choir Director

 

Mark Shipman,

Chief Financial Officer

 

Marlene Yocum,

Administrative Assistant

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