Who we are
"Reaching out with Faith, Love, and Praise"
St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church
St. Anskar’s Vestry
"Growing together in faith, love and praise."
That was the mission statement for St. Anskar’s developed about five years ago with input from members of the congregation who attended a weekend visioning seminar. It happened at a time of transition for the parish and fit us well. Our mission statement has been displayed on communications and used by groups within the parish as a guideline when some decisions needed to be made.
Since that mission statement was established, St. Anskar has put it to use in the way we act as a congregation and it has shaped our worship services. There is no question that we have grown together significantly in the past five years. Our faith has grown and there is always lots of love for the Lord and our neighbors. The music we sing on Sundays fills this church glorious praise. Our mission is being fulfilled in our church life.
For a parish our size, we are very generous and have a great
history for reaching out to those in need. When Pastor Andrea
went to Haiti last year, this parish stepped up and made a great
offering to support this mission trip. There are many more
examples of how this congregation reaches out.
Therefore, we reviewed our mission statement and decided it
needed a slight revision. After much discussion and prayer, we
believe our mission statement should be changed to:
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