Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 106:1, ESV)
In the course of our endeavors, whether they are work or play, when the outcome turns out exceedingly well, it is right and proper to turn our attention to God and give Him thanks. We at Holy Trinity have been engaged in a serious work through the annual pledge in-gathering, where we have each had an opportunity to state our estimated future giving towards the parish’s ordinary operating expenses for 2014.
I am pleased to report that the results of the pledge in-gathering leave the vestry very confident in our ability to meet the financial challenges of the upcoming year as we undertake the work that God has called us to do in our little corner of His vineyard. Thanks be to God, for His hand touches all things, and thanks to you, because your generosity is amazing.
As of last week, pledges have been received from 42 households, a 45 percent increase over last year. Households that pledged last year, increased their pledges by 21.4 percent, and overall dollars pledged are an increase of over 55 percent. In these kinds of numbers, you may be well pleased.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV)