Spiritual Vitality Initiative
Dear Holy People of St. Mark’s:
At the Annual Meeting this past Sunday, we kicked off the Spiritual VITALITY Initiative for the People and Parish of St. Mark’s. This promises to be the most exciting initiative we have undertaken as a parish in years. After months of discernment with many of our leaders, it has become clear that we are primed as a people and parish to take the next steps in our spiritual lives. The Spiritual VITALITY Initiative was designed with two goals:
1. All who enter our doors will experience a deepening of their spiritual lives.
2. The parish becomes a center for spiritual vitality that transcends our current boundaries.
To achieve these goals, we have designed three steps for every parishioner to take:
1. Complete the Spiritual Life Inventory
This is an online questionnaire about your personal spiritual life and your church. It is fun. It is thought-provoking. It is anonymous. The deadline for completing the inventory is February 18.
2. Join a Spiritual VITALITY House Church during Lent
During the five weeks of Lent, we will gather into House Churches and explore the questions of spiritual vitality for each of us as individuals and as a parish. The deadline to sign up is February 7.
3. Engage in Eastertide Conversations/Pentecostal Plans
In Eastertide and Pentecost, we will consider what has come out of the Spiritual Life Inventory and the House Church conversations and make plans for our ministries and life together. People often say to me, “I love St. Mark’s. What can I do to help?” My answer is simple: Take the Spiritual Life Inventory. Sign up for a Spiritual VITALITY House Church. Pray for the Spiritual VITALITY Initiative and for your church. It will help you and it will help your church. Lent is coming (Ash Wednesday is February 14), so time is of the essence. Please act now. If you have questions, please be in touch with us.
The Reverend Peter F. Walsh, Rector
CLICK HERE for information on the Spiritual VITALITY Spiritual Life Inventory.
CLICK HERE for information on the Spiritual VITALITY House Churches.
CLICK HERE to register for a Spiritual VITALITY House Church.