Wondrous Gifts of Love

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We’re in the final stages of our Financial Commitment Campaign for beloved church’s ministry and mission.  We are bringing God’s unconditional love and acceptance to the many points of human need both within our faith community and throughout the world.  Giving changes lives.  You are making that happen each and every day.  Thank you for your faithful commitment, your heartfelt generosity and your loving-kindness.  Each and every one of you – and all of us together – are gifts to our world.  And the world desperately needs what we have to offer.

November 20th is our Financial Pledge Dedication and Commitment Sunday.  During worship on November 20th we will all have opportunity to bring forward our 2012 Financial Commitment Cards and place them on our communion table.  As we bring our pledges forward we will sing that wonderful hymn “Now Thank We All Our God.”   Here are the words to verse one:

 Now thank we all our God, with heart, and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices;

Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

The words to this hymn were written 350 years ago.  Yet, the truth these words convey is at the heart of who we are:  We give of what we have been given, becoming wondrous gifts of love to one another and to all creation.

Keep our beloved church in your prayers.  I remember you in mine and I look forward to seeing you soon.

With love,