Sunday, October 5th is Stewardship Sunday when we will present our pledge cards prior to worship.
During the week of September 15th you will receive in the mail your packet for the annual Stewardship Campaign. Please review and prayerfully consider your level of giving for 2015. Sunday, October 5th is Stewardship Sunday when we will present our pledge cards prior to worship.
Members recently received a mailing for our 2014 Annual Appeal. Your pledge card and a return envelope were included. We ask that you complete this card thoughtfully and prayerfully.
Members recently received a mailing for our 2014 Annual Appeal. Your pledge card and a return envelope were included. We ask that you complete this card thoughtfully and prayerfully. When you bring your pledge card to church on October 6, you will be asked to bring the card forward at the start of the worship service as a visible sign of your commitment to support the basic weekly ministries at Holy Spirit.
Why should you pledge?
- Completing a pledge card provides you the opportunity to consider how God has blessed you and how you will respond to those blessings.
- Completing a pledge card involves planning and should include prayer and discussion within your family as to what your response will be.
- Completing a pledge card provides a level of commitment which you can accomplish in the coming year.
- Pledges are a way for your congregation leadership team to more accurately develop a financial plan for next year.
- Having such a financial plan in place gives all of us a foundation and guidance to plan for the future.
Every contribution, no matter the size, helps us be faithful disciples and enables us to grow in the ministry and outreach of our church. Thank you!
With the start of a new school year, many people find September a good time to evaluate their personal priorities and often find new ways to serve.
Sharing your time and talent is an important aspect of Biblical stewardship. With the start of a new school year, many people find September a good time to evaluate their personal priorities and often find new ways to serve. What are your special talents? Could you use them for our ministry at Holy Spirit or the community beyond our walls?
Think of what could enrich your worship experience. Perhaps it is serving as a lector or deacon, singing on the choir, or attending Sunday School or Bible Study. Maybe reaching out to the greater community of faith would add special meaning to your life as a Christian. You can help God’s people through volunteering at the Hempfield Food Pantry or through Love INC. We expect many of you will help create personal care kits and school kits on September 8 to help those in need in many parts of the world, through Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for your gifts of time and resources to assist these ministries.
Recently, the Thursday night bible study was reminded that all of us have been given gifts of the spirit to use for the common good of the community. Consider using your God given gifts for the benefit of God’s kingdom.