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“Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house.” (1 Peter 2:5)
You are a beautiful stone that through God’s grace and love is being transformed. Through our shared worship and ministries, the Holy Spirit builds us into something greater, more enduring, and of service to others: a spiritual home called All Saints. Fruits of our life together include our Mission and Outreach, Family Ministries, Music, and Adult Education programs. Our physical building provides a home for many groups that share our space. These programs enrich hundreds of lives in addition to shaping and changing us.
When you look at the building, grounds, and rectory today, aren’t you a bit in awe of our forebears? They were certainly the living stones of their time. Thanks to their conviction, faithfulness, and generosity, we have this beautiful parish that will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2019. As stewards of All Saints, our task is to keep our buildings and ministries strong.
As living stones, what can we do to continue to build this spiritual house? In a word, give. Stewardship keeps our parish vibrant by supporting our lives together in Christ. Included with this letter is a card that describes the needs of our spiritual and physical home. Our goal for the 2019 campaign is to receive pledges totaling $420,000, which will enable us to continue growing in our many ministries. Pledged giving each year is the largest source of funds for All Saints, and therefore your participation and generosity is critical.
Look at our building as you enter next time; notice the stones that have provided shelter for over 120 years of faith, service, and commitment. Look at the people around you. Each of them – like the stones in the building – is necessary to nurture and sustain us in our journeys. Our lives and our gifts are the material from which this parish is constructed. We hope you use the prayer journal to reflect on how All Saints sustains you, and then join us in ensuring this holy place remains an inspiring and vital community for years to come.
With our thanks and blessings,
The Stewardship Committee