My Saint Michael’s Story: John Eimer

Posted by on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 in Giving

Good morning. My name is John Eimer. I have been attending St. Michael’s since 1986. In 1986 Barbara and I started long distance dating between Kansas City and Seattle, she would attend St. Michael’s when we were in town. We were married in late 1987. Over the years two of our sons were acolytes, and our youngest son for his Eagle Scout project designed, organized, and help build the meditation trail. Our older son was 21 and lived in Seattle.

During these years the community of St. Michael’s has always been a big part of my Faith Journey. I feel that one of the big things along this journey that has helped me build a feeling of community has been the building and facility improvement projects.

Since I have been here the following projects have been completed: a new pipe organ, the removal of the Sunday School portables and the remodel of Bethany House for new Sunday School rooms, upgrading the kitchen, installation of the elevator, remodel of the upper church along with a new narthex, the new north wing and bell cupola, and the new parking lot. During these projects there have been opportunities for thousands of volunteer hours to be given for the love of the church community. Having volunteered some of these hours I know it has made me feel closer to my fellow workers and the greater community.

St. Michael’s has many opportunities that don’t require a hammer, shovel, or paint brush to help you feel like you belong to a community. Some of the volunteer opportunities are to be a teacher in Godly Play, joining the choir, be a counter, be a chalice bearer or reader, joining the vestry, and there are numerous other opportunities.

During my years at St. Michael’s I have found that the more that I gave of myself the more that I have gotten back in return from the St. Michael’s family. Thank you and God Bless!