Call of the Spirit: Lambros
Meet Lambros. He’s in 8th grade and he hopes that when kids at school hear about his church, they’ll want to check it out.
Church is a great place to be if you’re feeling happy or even sad. It’s a great place to be because you can tell other people what’s going on in your life.
A lot of other kids at school…I’ve told some over the years I’m Episcopal,
I go to church and everything…Well if they find out that I go to church, I hope that they’re like, “Oh!” And if they don’t go to church then they’re probably saying to themselves, “Maybe I should go because it sounds pretty cool.”
Lambros is in 8th grade and is a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Liverpool.
Church is a great place to be if you’re feeling happy or even sad. It’s a great place to be because you can tell other people what’s going on in your life. A while ago my dog Cosmo passed away, a few, I think two years ago. So when he passed away my sister and I were at church, we were sad…Now basically everyone at church knows about Cosmo. So I think it’s really awesome to go to church.
St. Matthew’s started a new meal program two years ago.
The Open Table is a free community meal. And it’s usually about every month they have a different meal. And it’s completely free; anybody who wants to go can go. It’s in our parish hall at St. Matthew’s. It’s a cool place to chat with friends and meet new people.
I just recently learned how to do the dishes there. So I’ve been doing the dishes and also helping out in the serving line and everything.
I do eat there, yeah, and it’s very good food.
Lambros has attended diocesan youth events in Syracuse, Owego and Copenhagen.
I’ve liked meeting new friends, it’s really great to meet new people and keep them in your contacts on your phone or in your memories.
Yeah, it’s interesting to see how they pray, because I feel like everybody has a different way of praying. Because I feel like it’s important to pray a lot.
I remember we were talking about, “Who was Jesus?” And we found out that he had siblings. I never knew that Jesus had brothers and sisters. It was kind of cool to say, “Oh wait, he’s not an only child.” Who was the one arguing with who, you know?
And New Beginnings [diocesan youth program] is amazing. For all the kids out there that want to go, go. Don’t hesitate. Don’t say, “Oh, I don’t know.” Go. It’s fun.