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Who exactly are we at St. Paul’s parish? Now that is a question! It is the question the Search Committee has been asking as it articulates the parish profile in our search for a new rector. It is the question that we are each invited to ask if we are to give greater thanks for the divine life we experience together. It is the question that we must answer if we are to invite others to join us on our spiritual journey.
In last week’s e-newsletter, Fr. Kyle made encouraging mention of the ministry fair and rally we will be having Sunday, September 21. This will be a gathering to celebrate who we are, to give thanks for the gifts that we have been given as a community of faith, to explore enriching growth opportunities, and to invite others to discover this unique parish that is St. Paul's.
What is your 30-second “elevator speech” about St. Paul’s? What would you say to someone, in the time it takes to ride from the top floor to the bottom floor in an elevator (approximately 80 to 90 words or 8 to 10 sentences), to awaken interest in our parish? How would you “pitch” us? Give it some thought. My “elevator speech” is still in gestation, but it will be along these lines:
I am from St. Paul’s parish. We are community of all ages that rejoices in God, in this wonderful and mysterious Jesus Christ. And we love to celebrate God’s gifts—especially what we call sacraments. These are guaranteed encounters with God. It is all about intimacy and awe. We do it well, lavishly, because we know something wonderful is happening. God receives us mercifully and unconditionally: you can come as you are. There is a seat for you at our table. Come! You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.