Thank YOU, SJA! Last Sunday, we set up ministry stations in our parking lot and invited you to our Welcome Back 2020 Drive Through Ministry Sunday. It was a wonderful success. Hundreds of you attended and, from the safety of your vehicles, you picked up info on all ministry areas of the life of SJA, purchased Cabaret raffle tickets, dropped off donated coats and school supplies, received a blessing from Fr. Jim DeBruycker, and enjoyed our musical directors performing (in the parking lot) at the grand piano! Our favorite selections? The theme songs from "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Cheers", which seemed to sum up the spirit of this beautiful day.
The staff who were able to greet you all will attest that it was life-giving to be with you. We celebrated our love for one another in this Beloved Community, and we had a chance to hear, even briefly, how this difficult time is treating all of you. We heard the stress you feel about the upcoming election, and we heard from many families who are navigating the beginning of a very difficult school year.
In the coming months, we will continue to figure out ways to be the body of Christ to one another and to the world. And we will definitely discern additional ways to welcome you safely back, wherever you are on your journey!