Getting Involved

When God calls us to a church, he calls us to something more than one hour on Sunday morning.  In 1 Peter, the Apostle spoke to Christians who were scattered around modern-day Turkey.  These believers were marginalized and alone.  Peter’s message to them was that they had both an inheritance in heaven, and a new family on earth.  He called them “Chose People,” and “Living Stones” that were being constructed into a kind of new temple.

What he was describing was a family of believers that spent time together worshipping and caring for each other.  When we get involved in church, it’s not because it’s another social club.  It’s because we are being crafted by God into something new.

There are many ways to be involved at St. Gabriel's.


Discipleship is modeling and teaching Christians the precepts of the Bible—mainly prayer, doctrine, Christian living, and worship.  In discipleship, we are equipped to understand God’s word so that it might impact the ways we live, think, and act.  From adult Bible studies to children’s Sunday school and programs like Cursillo and Living in the Presence, there are many opportunities at St. Gabriel's to engage in personal growth and following Jesus.

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Fellowship is more than just having fun together although that plays a big part.  Fellowship is about sharing life both in the good times and in the bad.  We build relationships over laughter and food.  It helps us to learn to love and trust.  At St. Gabriel's, we take as many opportunities as possible to build relationships that hopefully will last through thick and thin.


These are areas in the church where you may feel led to be directly involved.  We all have different talents and each of us has something to offer as volunteers at St. Gabriel's.  There are many ways for lay people to serve during the worship service.  You may want to be an usher, or reader, a Lay Eucharistic Minister, or in the Choir.  Maybe behind the scenes is best.  There are opportunities from the Altar Guild to sound and livestreaming.  There are opportunities to work with youth, to join the women’s ministry.  We pretty much have a place for anyone to plug in.

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