We invite you to begin with a prayer: one of the following or your own.

"O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light rises up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

"Almighty and most merciful God, grant that by the indwelling of your Holy Spirit we may be enlightened and strengthened for your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen."

Think about what St. Jude’s should BE or DO or BECOME


Parish Community

CYFM Roundtable (added 7/28)

Synthesis


Worship, Education, and Spiritual Growth

Youth Lock-In Feedback (added 7/28)

Survey (2nd Session) Feedback (added 7/28)

Synthesis

The week at St. Jude’s centers around the spiritual fellowship of shared Sunday morning Episcopal worship while also offering smaller, more contemplative gatherings at other days and times.

We nurture people on their life-long journey of faith development, especially as they transition through different ages and stages of life, such as children, youth, and older parishioners. We help parishioners discern their spiritual gifts and calling, clarify and think about their faith, and then learn to share it in a broadly understandable way.

Service, Advocacy, and Evangelism

SJO Ministry Roundtable (added 7/28)

Pastoral Care Ministries Roundtable (added 7/28)

Youth Lockin Feedback (added 7/28)

Survey (2nd Session) Feedback (added 7/28)

Synthesis

We are called to both care for our own parishioners and those outside Saint Jude’s. Internally, our Elder Ministry….; externally we look for a small number of long-term, regional covenants and partnerships that a majority of the parish is passionate about and can be personally involved in. We support those causes with our hands-on help, money, and where appropriate, speaking out for social justice.


Money, Site, and Financial Resources

Youth Lock-In Feedback (added 7/28)

Survey (2nd Session) Feedback (added 7/28)

Synthesis