The weather was perfect Sunday, September 27th as nearly 60 members of Wyatt Park Christian Church joined together with servants from 14 other churches for St. Joe Serve. The intention of St. Joe Serve is that “the church will leave the building” and go into the community to serve in Jesus’ name. This year, more than 400 people from 15 congregations participated, doing home repair and clean-up work in an older residential neighborhood in mid-town St. Joseph. The evening before, volunteers joined together at Wyatt Park’s weekly 5PM Saturday service for praise music, prayer, and communion, and then they left the sanctuary to walk the neighborhood and pray for the people who would serve, and for those who would be served.
After the work day was complete, volunteers and their families joined with neighborhood residents for a “block party” in the parking lots of St. Francis Catholic Church. In addition to Disciples, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Assemblies of God, Foursquare, and non-denominational congregations were represented.
Story and photos courtesy of Wyatt Park CC pastor
Rev. Scott Killgore.