We each have different motivations and capacities for giving, and every gift and pledge is gratefully received. Your stewardship committee’s one hope is that your support for our ministries comes from a profound sense of gratitude and joy for all you receive through your relationship with God and the members of our church.
That’s why we’ve chosen “Count yourself blessed” as our stewardship theme this year. We are blessed. We share a strong faith with each other. We celebrate the joyful events in each other’s lives and comfort each other in times of trial and sorrow. We welcome everyone and anyone to join us, and we change the lives of people in our community - people who may never set foot in our church - simply because they have no one else to turn to, and we are here, and we count ourselves blessed.
Our church has ministered faithfully for many years - not because members have given year after year out of duty, obligation, guilt or fear. Such motivations can’t sustain an institution as strong as Good Shepherd. Our church is strong and vibrant because generations and generations of members have counted themselves blessed and have therefore supported its mission with generous gifts of gratitude and joy. Now it’s up to us.
In worship, fellowship, study and faith-sharing groups, service opportunities and more, we’re growing as an extended family. Your generous gifts will continue to build the web of caring and community for all. As you “count yourself blessed,” please consider increasing your pledge for 2017 and beyond.
In the narthex of the church there are still pledge cards for your 2017 offerings. They are also available on this website. If you have not done so already, please reflect on the many ways you can count yourself blessed and then pledge to give gratefully, generously and joyfully in support of our ministries in 2017.