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Stewardship Letter 2017 & talks
Stewardship Letter Mailed to Homes 2017
October 27, 2017
Dear Emmanuel Family,
In a year of great transition at our church, it is comforting to know that the heart of this place we call Emmanuel stays the same. Emmanuel. God is with us.
God is with us in our Sunday service, in Sunday School and Adult Formation, at Bread Fund, and Disciples Kitchen. God is with us when we are at prayer and with us when we gather at Coffee Hour or at Shrine Mont.
God is with us as we walk the Caplow Trail and with us as we negotiate our daily lives. God is with us when we sit and talk with one another, when we listen and care for one another. Your presence at Emmanuel makes a huge difference in the life of our church and we are so very grateful for all that you offer. You belong here.
This year’s stewardship campaign is “From This Place.” It is based on our mission “to live in Christ and do his work from this place,” a call to honor the rich history, natural beauty, good works, and spiritual importance of our church home.
From Emmanuel Greenwood we seek to carry God’s love into our community. Through our gifts of time and talent and treasure, we serve the greater good and we preserve this beloved church for future generations.
God is with us in this stewardship season. As we each prayerfully consider our 2018 stewardship pledge, it is good to reflect on the many ways we are blessed by the Emmanuel community. The entire vestry and clergy have already committed their pledges for the coming year. We hope that you too will submit your pledge by Stewardship Sunday, November 19th.
Later that day, Emmanuel is hosting a Homecoming celebration from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The entire community is invited, particularly past members and friends. We will offer history tours, music, children's activities, nature walks, and refreshments. Please join us as we welcome all to honor our historic church, beautiful setting, and the good works we do from this place.
Your generosity literally keeps the doors of Emmanuel open- to welcome, to comfort, to celebrate, and to perpetuate our Christian community. May our tithe reflect the abundant love we receive from an ever-present God.
Cass Cannon Pati Cunningham
2018 Stewardship Chair Senior Warden