St. Andrew, Mount Airy, walks and sings

St. Andrew, Mount Airy, is a small, but active, congregation. We do a great deal of outreach in the community every month. On Tuesday evenings, we serve a meal at our downtown mission location. We always wear our “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirts to let our Neighbors in Need (and everyone else) know what we’re all about. We get a lot of compliments on the shirts.

Alzheimer’s Disease is relentless. So are we. On Saturday, September 7, a group of us donned our “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirts and walked to end Alzheimer’s. We had set a goal for $100 and placed a collection bowl in the narthex. We actually raised $475 for this worthy cause!

Then on Sunday, September 8, we wore our shirts to worship. We shared a potluck lunch and then went to a local nursing home to sing hymns, accompanied by Pastor Rosa on her guitar. We distributed greeting cards that we had made on a previous Sunday after worship. We also shared the flowers from Sunday worship. We arrived just as the residents were sitting down to lunch, so we sang as they ate. We closed with “Amazing Grace” and one of the residents sang every verse. This was such a simple thing to do, but it brought so much joy!

We are grateful that God has given us hands, feet, hearts, and voices to praise him and do his work in the world.

Shared by Pastor Rosa Ericson.