“Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”
In an increasingly restless world, the church is called to be the inn where the Good Samaritan takes all of us in to have our wounds taken care of and healed.
This is what we would really like our church community of Panagia Pantovasilissa – Holy Mother Queen of All to be: a spiritual hospital, a place where we could “lay aside all earthly cares, so that we could receive the king of all”, as we sing in the Holy Liturgy, so that we could find the otherworldly peace that only the Lord could gives us: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives you do I give to you.” (John 14:27)
Only by working together and by making small sacrifices, we could have this great gain of experiencing “heaven on earth” when we come to church.
Like any well functioning hospital, we need workers and we need the means for serving you well. Every time when we come to church, we do not want to stay on earth by being told what the needs of the church are and to talk about another fundraising activity to fulfill another need. We want to “lay aside all earthly cares” and to find peace, rejuvenation, spiritual healing and growth when we come to the spiritual hospital. We believe that this goal is achievable if all of us will give at least $2 to the Lord for every $100 He helps us make.
Also, if you have the time and energy to be a Good Samaritan and to help in any of the ministries of our spiritual hospital, please do so, so that together we would help each other on the way to salvation, on the way to healing, on the way of becoming more and more like Christ and, thus, each of us would have God’s peace and strength to do our different ministries in the world.
For becoming a steward of our church, please click here to download the 2017 Stewardship Pledge Form. Please fill it in and bring it or mail it to church.
Thank you very much for becoming a steward of our church!