For Stewardship Sunday, we are asking you to dig around the mail at home in the “not thrown away” pile and hopefully find the letter we sent out to you that talked about giving financially to EPUMC this year. In the mailing there is a card where we are asking that you take some time to prayerfully consider your financial commitment to EPUMC in 2017. There is also a place on the card for you to consider giving to our recent building/parking lot update.
Bring that card to church with you this Sunday. If you can’t find it, we’ll have extras out for you to use. If you can’t make it to church Sunday, please take the time to mail it in this week.
During worship when the offering plate is passed your way in addition to your “commitment/registration” for the week and any gift you might bring that day, place that card in for good measure. As I place those offerings and promises on the altar, we will say a prayer together. That is Stewardship/Pledge Sunday. I’m expecting that the offering plates will be stacked to overflowing …which could be a problem, but I prefer to see it as yet another “challenge of vitality.”
Pancake Breakfast Sunday is even easier to explain. Come before church starting at 8:30 a.m. and/or stay after church until they get tired of making pancakes for breakfast. Kathy Jarvis and her crew love doing this together as a thank you for your commitment to EPUMC. It’s a great time and the pancakes and sausage are…and I’m not just saying this…really good. This is a picture of Walter and me last year. I think this was right when I was trying to take a bite of his pancakes.
I really do believe what we have been saying the last couple of weeks.
Great things do, by the grace of God, KEEP happening at EPUMC.
The new energy we have recognized at church this year began last year on Stewardship/Pledge/Pancake Breakfast Sunday. This blessed energy began as we showed up to enjoy each other’s company, to experience the love and presence of Jesus, to celebrate what it’s like to financially support something as important as this church together, and to eat some pancakes.
Keep the Faith,