March Newsletter

Dear Friends,

In this column this year, we are going to focus on what it means to be a member of, or attached to, a church. Last month, we looked at the fact that we are to learn how to be a better Christian in the Church.

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The Book of Order, which defines our day to day activities as a Presbyterian congregation, states that another aspect of being a faithful member means, “responding to God’s activity in the world through service to others.” We are called out of the world and into the Kingdom of God in order to make a difference in this world. As Jesus came to touch the world with love, so we are to follow His example to touch the world with love.

We at St. Andrew give you plenty of opportunities to fulfill your responsibility to the hurting world around us. Some of the places in which you can serve are:

-The Williamsport Food Bank has been serving the poor for over 40 years. It meets every Monday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can donate food, money, or volunteer.
-The Shepherd’s Table is a ministry meal to the working poor and the lonely in our community. It meets every Thursday evening, from 5:00—6:15 p.m., at Williamsport United Methodist Church.
-Community Action Council in Hagerstown is seeking volunteers to serve in its Food Pantry.
-REACH is the homeless shelter in Hagerstown, and often needs overnight volunteers and those willing to assist in helping the homeless.
-We give backpacks to the disadvantaged in the Williamsport School District, as well as sponsor the Micah’s food program.

If you want to serve in any of these ways, the Witness and Mission Committee oversees each of these outreaches. You can contact the chair, Debbie Kinzer, or co-chair, Steve Hatleberg, to see how you can serve.

In addition to this, you can bring food for the CAC Food Bank, clothing for the Clothing Bank, or items needed for Holly Place.

As the faithful ones, as members and attenders of the Church, when we live out the love of Christ, we show others that we are truly grounded in grace, that we live in love, and are growing for God.

In Christ’s Love,

Pastor Mark