Where have you spotted St. Andrew’s’ spiritual vitality? Perhaps you have felt it at the parish breakfast, which benefits our Friday lunch with joyful men cooking, serving and laughing behind the counter and generations of chatty parishioners enjoying a meal together.
Perhaps you have seen it through the children of Saint Andrew’s: playing peek-a-boo with you across the pews, little hands reaching out for communion or hearing joyful noises and feeling palpable energy as we walk by the playground.
All of these things are signs of the spiritual vitality at St. Andrew’s, but spiritual vitality doesn’t happen on its own. I believe that spiritual vitality is God’s love shining through us. It is people who create spiritual vitality when they are moved to come together, combining good works, passions, special talents, generosity and love for one another. God moves us in these ways.
Your vestry is thinking deeply about how we can propel spiritual vitality in our community. One of our plans is to support a joint fundraiser with our wonderful preschool to pay for a new, more modern and safer playground for all our children. Our obsolete playground needs new fencing and playground equipment that complies with current standards. This project will give us the opportunity to come together with an expanded Saint Andrew’s family to enhance our campus, delight our children and keep them safe. Reflect for a moment about how you can support this joyful effort with your ideas, participation or financial support. Join us in propelling spiritual vitality at Saint Andrew’s.
Spiritual Vitality: Is it community and the feeling of belonging? Is it our heart strings being tugged? Is it a peaceful happy bliss? I am not sure, but I see it at Saint Andrew’s and I know we will see more of it in our bright future.