To our dearest MMOC Volunteers,
We miss you! We miss working with you! We miss your faces, greetings, service, prayers and so on and so forth... We hope that all of you are keeping safe.
This week, Canada is celebrating the National Volunteer Week to cheer and applaud YOU for your generosity, dedication and service.
Our toast to you, together with almost 13 million Canadian volunteers: You are amazing!!!
We are grateful for the outpouring of love and acts of kindness from some of you who are helping our neighbours and other vulnerable people within our MMOC community or within Winnipeg and Manitoba, to stay connected and feel supported during this challenging time.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
To know more about the other volunteer positions (i.e. buying grocery, phone call, prayer support, etc.), please submit this form. Big or small, we greatly appreciate any help to other parishioners.
To end, I'd like to share with you a prayer for Church Volunteers:
(Adapted by Sharon Ely Pearson from the Collect at a New Ministry, Episcopal Book of Common Prayer)
Strengthen and sustain all those who volunteer in our churches;
that with patience and understanding they may love and care for your people;
and grant that together they may follow Jesus Christ,
offering to you their gifts and talents;
through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Margaret Marquez (Volunteer Coordinator)