November 1, 2015
Dear St. Paul’s Family,
As St. Paul says in his Second letter to the Corinthians, “…God loves a cheerful giver”. Our lives are more cheerful due to our commitment to St. Paul’s – through time, talent and treasure. As we begin our Stewardship Campaign we need to reflect on the many blessings of cheerfulness at St. Paul’s. Maybe it’s sharing laughter over breakfast, the joy in the record harvests of our garden; the treasure of a baptism; our Youth having fellowship over pizza; or being “present”, cheerfully, during Sunday worship.
Stewardship is another opportunity for spiritual growth as individual members and as a congregation. The generosity of all of us in prayer, time and treasure has enabled St. Paul’s to carry forward its mission this past year and will require a like commitment for the coming year. By focusing on the ongoing progress we make on this spiritual journey we should all consider our pledge to St. Paul’s for 2016. Please think prayerfully, progressively and proportionally about your giving. Family circumstances may vary and change but every pledge is important.
Enclosed you will find the pledge form. You can complete this and return it to the church office or place it in the alms basin in the enclosed envelope or you can complete the process online at www.stpauls-exton.com. We ask that everyone complete a new form each year if you are pledging at the same amount as last year or if you are continuing a direct debit pledge as well. If you were not a member of St. Paul’s during our capital campaign a little over a year ago for the Getman Hall renovation we ask that you would prayerfully consider making a pledge at this time as we have a gap for those unanticipated expenses and repairs that come with a project of this scope. Please contact the church office directly for this.
In another section of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians he writes that God is able to provide us with every blessing in abundance and that we may share abundantly in every good work. Please consider the cheerfulness and abundance of your home at St. Paul’s as you pledge. We will all share abundantly in all of our good works here.
With my thanks,
Stewardship Committee Chair