Every Christian is called to give sacrificially of the substance of his or her life in the service of others, including the whole of Christ’s body, the Church. With the advice of the outreach committee, the vestry supports those in need of assistance by using 10% of the pledge dollars SJD receives to fund grants to local mission partners. SJD also furnishes facilities and services that can bring people together to hear God’s Word, to celebrate and receive the Sacraments, to receive and carry forth into the world the ministry of reconciliation, and to know the joy of redeemed living.
The parish is also called to seek out those whose needs God is calling us to serve. SJD strives to support her members in their individual callings as uniquely gifted ministers and seeks to identify others, not of our own fold, whose ministries can be strengthened and extended with our financial aid.