Our final Tuesday night meal for 2021 was held on Tuesday 7 December. Several folk made donations so we could serve entrée boxes from Wild Truffle Catering followed by turkey and ham, roasted vegetables and pudding with custard and cream for dessert.
Anna Wilson from Ascot Community Uniting Church came as a guest to distribute gifts from Ascot for our volunteers. Someone at Ascot made a number of ceramic ornaments with “Thanks” engraved on the back. She also handmade each beautiful paper box. The volunteers who received them so far are deeply touched.
The generosity of the wider community to the ministry of St. Andrew’s speaks volumes to us. People are longing to be part of genuine (and diverse) community, to put their hands and hearts to sharing of themselves and seeing the love of Christ come to life in our world. The food is starting to fill our pantry again, we are receiving end-of-the-year financial donations from clubs and individuals, and new volunteers continue to arrive as late in the year as yesterday.
May these signs of love lead us to sing with Mary: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!
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