This is a hymn in our Presbyterian hymnbook, #343, “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”-a hymn that speaks
of our calling in Christ to be partners with other Christians in the service of the gospel.
“Called as partners in Christ’s service. Called into ministries of grace
We respond with deep commitment, fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing, side by side and friend with fiend.
Equal partners in our calling to fulfill God’s chosen end.”
We are not “Lone Ranger” Christians. We are called as a body to work together, using our common gifts
and talents to serve God’s Kingdom.
One thing I value in ministry is forming partnerships with other Christians and other congregations, to work together, and to serve our neighbors together as we spread the good news of Christ in our community. We have
several wonderful opportunities coming up to build Christian unity with our brothers and sisters in the Newark Area.
*We will be partnering with First Presbyterian Church and NewArk United Church of Christ for a community Maundy Thursday service of worship. We will share a simple meal and table fellowship together before joining in worship
with communion together. The service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Newark at 6:30pm.
*We will be partnering with NewArk United Church of Christ for our annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday,
April 16, 2017. Services will be at Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church. Refreshments will follow in our Fellowship Hall.
The preceding was taken from the March Looking Tree and written by Pastor Hilary Livingston.