“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.”
To Our Church Family,
In these times, being grateful can be a tough thing to find in our heart and soul. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness. Gratitude is the key to our Stewardship drive for the upcoming year. We have many things to be grateful for in our Church Family but we’re going to turn that gratitude around and look for people outside our congregation who are grateful for the missions that we provide to them. It’s a way to help us look at ourselves, our work, our missions and gladly continue our ministries to enrich that feeling of gratitude from the community. It’s only when we look inward that we find our impact on others. A kind word, a smile, all those small things that can make someone else feel valued and recognized.
Gratitude resonates this year particularly with the 70th anniversary celebration. We can look back over 70 years and see how God has worked through us in the building of a foundation on the belief in God that brought people together over the years and that has sustained us through many tough times and continues to work and grow as times change. Our gratitude for the many members that have been a part of that history is our joy and commitment to continue the ministries that will serve our Church family and the community.
The purpose of this year’s commitment card is two fold: First, playfully consider your financial pledge to continue our ministries following the legacy of 70 years into the future; second, please let us know three(3) things that you are grateful for as a participant in the life of Good Shepherd.
Please return your card, using the self-addressed envelope by November 21st.
In Christ’s Service,
The Stewardship Committee