Message from the Senior Warden
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another
with whatever gift each of you has received.
-- 1 Peter 4:10
Dear fellow parishioner,
I’m sure you would agree that this year has been like none other. Yet even in the months that we have been unable to gather in person, the strength, closeness and commitment of our community has shown through. The Holy Spirit has kept us together. We thank Father Jeremy for his adaptability to keep us worshiping together every Sunday and helping us to continue following the Gospel call to live in love with our neighbors and finding new ways to seek and serve Christ in all people.
The Vestry has tried to keep in touch with all our members via phone calls. It has certainly helped us nourish the bond we have with each other as members of St. John’s. In this isolating time, we all need to have that contact with each other and it speaks to the love we bear for each other and the world around us.
As we look to the year to come, we are more committed than ever to the ministry and love we share with our community and our neighbors. Our ministry is funded through the gifts of our members — your generous offerings given in grace and love. This year we are asking for every member to take part in our stewardship campaign by making a pledge. Included with this appeal are materials for making your gift and learning more about opportunities to get involved and participate in our congregation.
We will be hearing messages of Faith-Filled Generosity as we move through the weeks of this year’s stewardship season. The Gospel is rich with examples of how our faith kindles our love for each other and our Christian responsibility to share our love with the world. I invite you and your household to pray and learn, taking these weeks to consider how your generous response to God’s call has been shaped by this community and the friends who gather with you. Thank you for being a part of St. John’s and for your faithful, faith-filled gift to our annual campaign.
In the spirit of generosity and love,