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If you have made a pledge, thank you! If you wish to make a payment on your pledge or give a one-time gift, please follow the link below to our secure e-Giving portal.
Please call Carl Hayslett at (804) 784-5678, or you may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to mail your donation, it must be postmarked by Saturday, December 30.
A Note from the Stewardship Chair
Very early in my time as Chair of Stewardship for this year, I shared with David the observation that the Stewardship Campaign for 2021 would be like no other due to the pandemic. Clearly, these extraordinary times call for an extraordinary response.
David offered an insight to me that gave life and direction to how we might approach our work together. He suggested that we consider this year’s effort as a ministry, versus a campaign. I thought a lot about this. I found this definition of ministry – a willful, gift-oriented, and calling-based use of one’s ability to serve others.
In September we held ZOOM gatherings for 15 of our ministries. We launched this series of meetings under the theme, “Lord, May the Words We Hear be Your Words.” We learned that indeed we heard the Lord’s words. Now, as we move into our season of Stewardship, the theme, “Lord, May the Work We Do Be Your Work” guides us.
God seems to be calling us to engage our gifts to do those things which will bring us through this period to a new and exciting era of worship, fellowship, education, and outreach to the world. This time like no other offers us a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to bring the Holy Spirit even further into our lives. It also brings to our attention a call to help others in our church family and in our neighborhood. In the past, a pledge has been a relatively routine affirmation of the work, and growth, of the church. This year a pledge affirms the optimism and hope we share for decisions that will bring us ever closer to a parish life that God wishes for us.
It is a good time to see your pledge go to work. As we celebrate God’s work at St. Mary’s, we hope you will join us by making a pledge by Sunday, November 15.
Wayne Dementi, Stewardship Committee Chair