The letter below was sent via USPS last week along with a pledge card. If you need another pledge card or for some reason didn’t receive the letter in the mail there are pledge cards available on the cart in the sanctuary.
October 16, 2019
Greetings to the All Saints Congregation,
Paul tells us in 2nd Corinthians, “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.” (2nd Corinthians 9:11-12) Generosity and thanksgiving go together. We have been gifted much by God. We in turn give thanks to God, and God in turn fuels our generosity. This past year at All Saints has been filled with generosity. We have worshiped together and received the gifts of communion and baptism. We have served together and found ourselves served. We have learned more about our faith and where God may be calling us. We have received much from God.
We are called to respond to the generosity God shows us. We do this through a variety of ways, and one of the ways we can do this is through giving and serving within our congregation. Ministry is done through faithfully sharing the gifts we have been given. Thank you for all you have done for this church, we would not be here without you.
Please prayerfully consider how you are being called to share in the ministry of All Saints this 2020 upcoming year. Enclosed is a pledge card. Assess what your next year holds financially for you. Is there room to make a financial pledge to All Saints? Remember, a pledge is a hopeful promise, not a bill. We will be using these cards to help plan the 2020 ministry year. I invite you to spend some time reflecting and praying. We will be collecting the pledge cards starting November 3rd, continuing through the rest of November. Please drop them in the offering plate through the month of November.
The leadership of this congregation is always happy to answer any questions about stewardship. I know that God is active in this place and I am confident that the God who began a good work in us will see it through to completion.
Pastor Amy Diller