The Bible is full of stories about belonging. Over this past summer we spent 6 weeks exploring what it means to belong to Jesus together with all the people who walk through the doors of the church on any given day. Will you contribute to the mission of your church so that stories of belonging can continue to be lived and experienced in the years to come? Please take time in the coming days and weeks to pray about your financial commitment to Good Shepherd.
This year’s Generosity Drive is more important than ever, because there will a unified Generosity Campaign at Good Shepherd in 2019. We are asking members to combine their general fund and Mission in Motion giving into one gift. We would ask you consider giving this amount, or increasing your gift, on a single line on your intent to give card this year.
We believe a single Generosity Campaign is a better way to pay bills and simplify giving. However, to be successful, we need to increase the amount of money intended to give by $337,000 a year to cover mortgage payments and other operating expenses there were previously paid with Mission in Motion funds.
We will have three Giving Sundays on October 7, 14 and 21 this year. Giving Sunday gives you the opportunity to indicate your Intent to Give as an act of worship.
Your Intent to Give and Volunteer Cards may be returned by:
- Bringing them forward during worship any of the three Giving Sundays
- Completing the information online at gslcwi.com
- Mailing them back to church
It takes all of us to work together to make sure that this same sense of welcome is available for our children and grandchildren. I want my daughters to always know that there is a place called Good Shepherd where they can experience the welcome that comes from being gathered with other forgiven sinners around the baptismal font and the Lord’s Table. God has called us to be a community of welcome and to be a place where all people feel that they belong at God’s table. Please join me in making sure Good Shepherd enters 2019 with strong financial resources that will allow us to continue to be a church that welcomes, serves and loves all people in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Chris Enstad