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Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Jamie Baker

Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Jamie Baker

Our theme during Lent is “On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!” The “mark” of the cross reminds us of our baptismal covenant where we are “marked and sealed as Christ’s own forever.” From this place of remembering, we find ourselves grounded or “set” in love and in the community that forms us as disciples of Jesus. It is from this place of love that we “GO” into the world to share God’s presence and love.

As we share these stories from Christmas Benevolence during the next few weeks, we hope that they may provide us with some ideas for how we can go and make us smile with their warmth.

Each Christmas for the past several years, an anonymous donor gives $20,000 for parishioners to spread Christmas cheer in and around Austin. Two hundred envelopes of $100 each are distributed to spread joy and hope.

The story from Jamie:

“The gift was given to a family where the father lost his job due to COVID-19 in March to help pay for essential living expenses.”

If you are able, how will you GO during Lent?

 

Read more Christmas Benevolence Stories from; Ruth Whitehurst, Peg Meek, Jordan Cronin

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