God calls each of us to participate in the life of our parish family in different ways. When we answer ‘yes’ to that call, we can do much more together than we can do alone. At St. Alban’s, we strive to be faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us. Our Finance Committee, Vestry, and Rector are committed to using the gifts given by parishioners through financial pledges and other offerings to further God's mission through St. Alban’s.
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Annual Season of Giving ~ God's grace in its various forms
Dear St. Alban’s,
Every calendar year we intentionally talk about giving time, money, and skills in thanksgiving for God’s giving. I call this time our annual season of giving. This year celebrating “God’s grace in its various forms” from the first letter of Peter chapter 4 verse 10 is our focus.
Annual Season of Giving October 5-October 28
We will hear sermons connecting God's grace in its various forms with the readings appointed for Sunday. We will listen to parishioner testimonials of how giving changes lives. We will see visual art connected with the theme and signs of grace (literally and metaphorically speaking.) Everyone will get to hear about Jesus’ call for St. Alban’s ministries in 2019 through a parish-wide mailing. Through all these things, we will bear witness to God's grace as that grace moves through St. Alban's to transform us and the world.
Week of Prayer October 21-27
During the last week of October, you will receive your Response Cards in the mail. I invite you to a week of prayer for Jesus’ work through St. Alban’s in 2019. Each day you’ll receive a special message and video to guide your prayer time as you discern your financial gift for that work.
Response Sunday October 28
I invite you to bring your Response Cards to worship with you on this Sunday, where these responses will be prayed over and celebrated. These responses to God's grace give the vestry important information on funds available for St. Alban's 2019 ministries, which we trust will be exceptional and transformational. Be part of our response to Jesus’ call for 2019 as we promise on Sunday October 28 to share a proportion of time, money, and skills to St. Alban’s in service to God, this parish, and the world.
Goals for Annual Season of Giving
100 Response Cards and 100% increased generosity! In other words, if you did not give financially last year, you pledge to give this coming year. If you gave an occassional financial gift last year, you pledge a recurring financial gift this coming year. If you gave a recurring gift last year, you pledge to give to an increased amount this coming year.
Here's to you and God's Grace!
See you Sunday,
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