Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.– Matthew 25:34-36
The words of Jesus don’t tell us just to come to church, but to be the church and live out Christ’s radical vision of a new community that puts first the needs of the poor, the prisoner, the orphan, and the widow.
Many of us know where our next meal is coming from. Our houses shelter us from the cold, rain and snow. Our clothes keep us warm. It’s easy to forget that this isn’t everybody’s experience. There are over 300 families living in poverty on the Seacoast, which equates to nearly 700 children. St. John’s has the ability to have an impact on people who go to school with our kids, and work and live beside us.
One Sunday a month we will go with the middle and high schoolers to put Church into action. We will meet at St. John’s promptly at 9:30, and go serve our community. Our time of service will end with a brief service of communion – as we feed others, we too will be fed. We’ll get back to the church around 11:30.
September 23rd, 2018
October 28, 2018
December 9, 2018