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.

This fall, the Stewardship Team invites you into that journey. 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?

 

Our stewardship program begins September 24. We hope you take the next six weeks to  prepare for your response to generosity on Consecration Sunday on October 29. The Rev. Jim Rinehart will be our guest for a single service at 10:30 on that date. Please plan to attend our annual celebratory lunch following the service.

 

 

Contact Us

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187

 

For personal assistance, please email Father Scott:

gambaguy@gmail.com 

 

For general inquiries, please email the Church Administrator:

saec@ptd.net

  

Phone: 610-865-3603

 

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Weekly Services

St. Andrew's has two services on Sunday: 8 AM and 10:30 AM

 

Christian Formation - Christian education for all ages is held on Sundays from September through May.

 

Education for all begins at 9:15AM

  

All are welcome!

Office Hours

Our office hours are from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

 

However, if you leave a message at any time, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Ministers of the Parish

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The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe,

Bishop Provisional

 

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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