Dear Friends in Christ,
Gratitude is central to our life in Christ. In gratitude, we open our hearts to God’s love and mercy. We allow Him to transform our lives, our families and our relationships. Gratitude is also central to a life of stewardship – recognizing that everything we have and are is a gift from God. It’s easy to say “be grateful”, but it is harder to foster a sense of gratitude during these troubling times of stress. Obviously 2020 has been a year of great challenges for St. Peter’s-Trinity, as for all churches and their members. Beginning this past March, our lives changed in extraordinary ways. Social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders altered how and where we were able to work, eat, gather, serve, and worship. Even so, we have moved forward, making changes to continue providing for our members during COVID-19, and expand our ministries in confidence that better days lie ahead. For example, we used technology to provide online worship and meetings, and we adjusted our Harvest Supper to accommodate “to go” meals for everyone. In planning for 2021, we continue searching to be good stewards of our resources, while funding those things that will allow our dreams as a parish to come to fruition.
As you think about your contributions to the life of our parish, we invite you to use the enclosed materials to renew your stewardship commitment. Replying with your pledge card is not a written contract, but merely a way for you to help your Vestry to plan next year’s budget. Your response is a sign of your desire to grow in gratitude, generosity and joy. Consider how you might be involved in our parish community this year, then complete your stewardship card and return it using the envelope provided. You can also complete your stewardship by emailing the church or using our online form located within the “Serving and Giving” section of our website.
Your financial support is crucial to the mission of our church. Now, as we begin this year’s Annual Giving Campaign, we hope we can count on you.
Thank you –
Scott Nelson, Senior Warden and Dan Seabourne, Treasurer