Serve

20140224_163221In the Episcopal Church, part of our baptism is the Baptismal Covenant, a powerful framework through which we connect with God’s grace and love, we respond to Christ’s incarnation, ministry, death, and resurrection, and we do the work of the Holy Spirit in the world.  Within the Baptismal Covenant, we make five promises:

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers?  I will, with God’s help.

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and , whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?  I will, with God’s help.

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?  I will, with God’s help.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?  I will, with God’s help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?  I will, with God’s help.

In other words, as followers of Christ, we are called, not only to praise and worship God and to celebrate with our brothers and sisters, we are also called to serve.  In this section, you will find the many ways the Chapel of the Cross serves, from Servant Ministries’ many good works in our community, Pastoral Care’s devotion to our members and their families, the Worship Volunteers’ joyous participation in the sacred liturgy, to the Gravediggers’ solemn duty to the dead.  We invite you to consider how you are called to serve with the Chapel.