I encourage each of you to join me in living into the following actions this year:
Pray: for discernment of God’s will for your life, our congregation, and the courage to step out into whatever God has for you and St. Andrew.
Give: Over and over again this congregation has proven to be a generous group of folks. As we develop new ministries and creatively maintain existing ministries, it is your generosity that allows us to touch lives with God’s love.
Lead: God has blessed many within our congregation with amazing gifts. Take the initiative this new year to develop a ministry you are passionate about—and know you are empowered to do so.
Serve: As we strengthen and discern what God is calling us to as individuals and as a congregation this year, it is not going to be just a few working and witnessing. It will take all of us working together to usher in the gifts of God’s transforming love.
I fervently believe God has many great things in store for us as we thrive and commit ourselves to the challenges of ministry in these new and ever-changing times.
Much Peace to You and Yours,
Rev. W. Robert Martin, III
Lead Pastor & Head of Staff
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City