Mission Update

"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

'"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me'."( Matthew 25: 37-40)

Often I have been asked to define mission.  The passages above are by far the best definition I have found. The Church is "the assembly of people" or "those who are called out, to be followers of Christ.

The Parish of Kingston has responded to this call in 2016 by continuing its support for the food bank and clothing outlet in our Parish Hall.  The parish and its members have sponsored the education, room and board of 8 youth attending Bishop McAllister Collage in Uganda, and have made a commitment to double this in 2017.  Our parish, in conjunction with Macdonald Consolidated School, has provided necessities, treats and letters of encouragement to Seafarers away from home in the winter months.  The ACW provided a "Mitten Tree" which flourished with mittens, gloves and hats.  We were challenged to raise funds through the collection of stamps to provide for those struggling with Leprosy, and Rosalie Weeks has told us the response has been wonderful.

These are all signs that God's people here in this parish are taking His mission far and near.  Let us continue in 2017 to do for Christ by doing for others.

Reverend Dr. John Tremblay