17 August 2010

Father Terry accepts call

Our friend Terry Martin has accepted a call to parish ministry in New Jersey. Take time to read his post today at Fr. Jake Stops the World. Pay particular attention to why he accepted the call to this particular parish.
Little things, like a homeless shelter on the grounds, a food pantry which fed 100 families a week, the parish hall functioning as a community center Monday through Friday, a worship space which seats 200, but doesn't have airline seating, so still feels intimate and a group of people passionate about proclaiming the Good News of God's redemptive love in both word and deed. Minor things, to most folks, perhaps. But they called out to me.
Congratulations to Fr. Martin. Congratulations to the parish, too!