Also flowing from our common worship at the eucharistic table, we are a people committed to serving our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable. Thus, we sponsor the Little Food Pantry, meals at the Veterans Tent Village, the Emergency Food Network Hunger Walk, and contributions to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund that allow us to serve parishioners in need as well as others who call on us for help. As you can see, we tend to focus on feeding the hungry and homeless of Tacoma and Pierce County: a continuation of the consecrated food and drink we receive in the Holy Eucharist. We also support AID Northwest, a volunteer group that assists persons released from the Tideflats Detention Center. But let it be said clearly that many of our members serve their neighbors on their own initiative as participants in Habitat for Humanity, Court-Appointed Service Advocates (CASA), Breakfast Service at Urban Grace, Planned Parenthood, L’Arche, Emergency Food Network, and Associated Ministries Housing Coalition – to name but a few.