"Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and he who believes in him will not be put to shame." To you therefore who believe, he is precious, but for those who do not believe, "The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner," and "A stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall"; for they stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:4-9)
Every Christian is called to ministry. Our Lord and Savior did not tells us take up your cross and sit down. He told his disciples that to truly be his disciples they must take up their cross and follow Him.
St. Peter in his first letter lets us know what that looks like. It looks like a royal priesthood, it looks like a holy priesthood, it looks like living stones, holy and precious in God's sight. The challenge every Christian faces is how do we live into being that holy and royal priesthood? Simply put, we do it by answering God's call to serve, Him, His people and His Church.
Each of us has been given spiritual gifts that we can offer back to God through a variety of ministries. The following pages highlight just some of the wide variety of ministries available at Trinity Episcopal Church. It is our prayer that you will answer God's call to you.