Being the hands and feet of Jesus

Posted on Oct 5, 2013

In the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, there are over 140 Episcopal parishes that span from Brooklyn to Montauk Point. Each family, parish and community across this Dominion in the Sea together make up the body of Christ, as part of the larger Christian community across Long Island, New York, the USA and even globally.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

Today, at Camp DeWolfe we caught another glimpse of this body of Christ in a tangible way, when over around 20 volunteers attended a Service Saturday. Volunteers of all ages from five different parishes across the Diocese gave their time and energy to painting cabin doors and screens, gardening, tree trimming and running fall clean up to care for their Diocesan Camp! What a gift to interact over lunch and over work projects with dedicated and enthusiastic men, women and children of God!

Campers return to serve!

Campers return to serve!

Gardening projects

Gardening projects

Dedicated volunteers

Dedicated volunteers

Painting doors and screens

Painting doors and screens

Fall clean up

Fall clean up

Camp team

Camp team

Meeting new people

Meeting new people

Fellowship over lunch

Fellowship over lunch

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