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What Shall We Bring?

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?” Micah 6:6


Dear Ones,


Greetings from your church! “What Shall We Bring” is our Stewardship theme this year. Each week during our Stewardship focus we will explore our call to support the work of our beloved church. Each week we will explore the question, “What Shall We Bring?”


We are people of a new covenant with God. We are people of the New Testament and all that means in living a Christian life. Through the themes of our Stewardship time we will have the opportunity to wonder what it means to us when we give both our financial resources and our time and talents. What does it mean to you when you make you annual commitment? What are the prayers and thoughts that go into your decision?


 Our Stewardship Focus will begin October 14th with the theme “Gifts of Love” from 1 John 4:7-21. Our bulletin insert writer says, “Faith is action – it is a verb. It’s based on God’s love for us.” Love that means we are called to risk and to act. How will people know we are Christians, Disciples of Jesus? By our love!  How will you show Christian love through your financial commitment to your church?


 October 21st: Gift of Word and Deed from Luke 6:43-45 is the theme for our Rally Day! During worship we will explore what it means to love God. After worship we will enjoy a time of fellowship, a meal, an auction and a wonderful time of being the church in our own building.


 October 28th: Gifts of Presence from Matthews Sermon on the Mount. What would it be like to hear Jesus say you are the light of the world?


 November 4th:  Our theme will be Gifts of Faithfulness and an emphasis on Micah 1:3-5; 5:2-5a; and 6:6-8. I invite you to read ahead and come with your questions, your wondering about these ancient texts might mean for you today, in our time and place. We will have our Annual Meeting on the Budget that Sunday. Our hope and prayers for all of us during this time will be listening for our still-speaking God, guiding us in our work together.


 What shall we bring? Join us on this faith journey of stewardship of our financial resources and our time and talents. Join us, your community of faith to listen for our still-speaking God’s call on your life in this time and place.


 See you around town and in church!

Faithfully,


Pastor Deborah


 



 





 






 




 



 


 




 




 












 


 




 




 




 




 








 


  


 





 


 




 




 



 






Reverend Deborah Tyler is our fulltime permanent pastor.  Reverend Tyler's responsibilities include:
  • Leading and preaching in the congregation’s worship services
  • Administering church business and overseeing the church staff
  • Working with the congregation’s governing board and its program committees
  • Overseeing the preparation of the worship bulletin and newsletter
  • Visiting members who are hospitalized, home bound and are nursing facility residents
  • Conducting funerals for members and friends of the congregation
  • Officiating at weddings for members and friends of the congregation
  • Providing counseling and making appropriate referrals
  • Teaching Confirmation/new member class for youth and adults
  • Maintaining a collegian relationship with the area clergy association


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