Easter Greetings Good Shepherd Members and Friends,
Last weekend we kicked off our three-week stewardship journey, “Generosity; Responding to the Heart of God.” We began by lifting up the promise found in I John 3:1-7 that reminds us that we are God’s children NOW. Everything we do is rooted in that identity. We don’t “check” our Christian identity at the door as we leave church after worship. This identity as God’s children is a part of who we are every day of the week, no matter where we find ourselves.
Part of being God’s children is to offer a generous response to God’s goodness and abundant gifts for us. God is calling us to a powerful and impactful ministry at Good Shepherd. This is the time of year when we are all invited to consider our financial gifts going forward. How deeply will we invest in what God is doing? Lives are being transformed through our ministry. Last weekend Rachel Bea talked about how our weekday nursery school is transforming not only the life of her daughter, but how her whole family is being spiritually fed. God is good.
This weekend we will hear a powerful word about how we love each other and the world in response to the powerful example of Jesus love for us. You won’t want to miss it. If you are curious about the impact MANNA (our new faith formation practice hour) is having on our congregation, you will hear a hopeful message this weekend! Amazing things are happening around deepened faith and growing leadership.
Attached to this email is a copy of the Estimate of Giving card. You can print it off at home and return to the church on April 28/29 or mail it in. This is a copy of the card sent last week in the mail. Please let us know if you have questions!
See you in church!
--Note from editor. This online form may be used to submit your Estimate of Giving instead of the card.