Stewardship 2020-2021: St. Paul Presents: THE QUARRY HOME COMPANION

“Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness, you that seek the Lord. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.” Isaiah 51: 1-2

Many of us have enjoyed the beauty and serenity of a quarry, marveled at the clear water, the shapes of rock and shelter of woods, the varieties of birds and flowers. We have been refreshed and renewed by our visits and swims. All of us feel the strength of the granite rocks beneath our feet every day, here on Cape Ann. Our sweet church is built literally on the rock of this place, even as we are built on the rock of faith.

The name Quarry Home Companion is more than a playful take-off from a famous radio show. Our inspiration comes from scripture and the stories we tell as a community. As we move into our fourth quarter of 2020 and a new year of ministry in 2021, we found direction and strength in the prophet Isaiah, chapter 51: 1-11, and the image of God as rock and refuge. We turned to the beautiful place we live, the quarries that are symbols both of nature’s beauty, the waters of baptism, the work of human hands.  

We thank you again for your generous support of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

With Gratitude and Peace from the Stewardship Team: Deb Coull, Dylan Maki, Carl Johnson, Martha Johnson, Mary Jane Morrill, and Barbara Olson