meal-delivery-kits-ftrYou have “vertical” and “horizontal” relationships. It’s a popular metaphor in talks of spirituality. Your “vertical” relationship is you-and-God. Your “horizontal” relationships are with you-and-others. It’s a helpful conceptual tool, especially for self-examination. Who hasn’t heard of the church leader who serves to the detriment of his/her spiritual life? (Too much horizontal, not enough vertical.) And we’ve all heard the old adage, “They’re so heavenly-minded they’re no earthly good.” (Too much vertical, not enough horizontal.)
But then we read Jesus’s famous line…

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’ (Matt 25:40).

When we read that, the line between “vertical” and “horizontal” starts to blur… Jesus teaches us that our service to one another is service to God.
That’s why we’re excited about Christ the Redeemer’s Meal Delivery Ministry. If you haven’t had a baby or a surgery recently, you probably haven’t heard much about the community-based, laity-driven hospitality ministry of meals to those in our community who are in need of care.
Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Someone tells the Team about a need. (We have a page on the website! OR you can email us at mealdelivery@ctr-anglican.org! OR you can tell the staff.)

Step 2: The Team organizes a Meal Calendar in conversation with the recipient-in-need. These Meal Calendars are then shared in various Facebook groups.

Step 3: People “volunteer” on the Calendar to deliver home-cooked meals.

The community sees the need, organizes the care, and serves God well.
But we’re not greedy. 🙂 We’d love to offer you the opportunity to be the Church, to “blur the line!”
Some people have offered to cook meals if someone else could deliver them. Sure.
Some people have offered to deliver meals if someone else could cook them. Of course.
Some people have said, “I don’t use Facebook. Can I be put on a ‘mailing list’ so that I can ‘fill in’ on under-staffed calendars?” Absolutely.
“In him, all Yes and Amen!”
If you’d like to help or know of a need, email us at mealdelivery@ctr-anglican.org.
Faithfully yours,
Meal Delivery Team