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Charge to Vestry 2014

Charge to Vestry 2014

Rector’s Charge to Vestry by Stuart PikePhoto Credit: Sandy Darling of Christ’s Church CathedralAs is our custom here at St. Luke’s, on vestry Sunday I give my charge to vestry, rather than preaching a sermon. However, I am struck by how well the biblical lessons for this Sunday fit into what I wanted to speak with you about in this charge.I have a feeling that Gospel Lesson might be one of our Director of youth and Family Ministry, Elliott Siteman’s favourites. In fact our Youth Group is called the Salt and Light youth group. And Hymn 502 “You are Salt for the Earth” has got to be definitely one of Elliott’s favourites!Jesus calls his disciples salt and light. Both of these things are to be used for purpose. Salt makes a critical difference in a recipe, in enhances it. Even a small amount is mixed into the ingredients and it changes the whole to make it better.Light does not exist just to be hidden, but it is to be put on a lampstand to make a difference to everyone. It transforms dar