St. Luke’s is standing at the edge of a new and exciting chapter in our history. When we became aware of a shortfall in income and volunteer support and asked you to consider your 2022 promise, you came through. We are beginning to cover our operating expenses with your increased contributions as well as with some key budget cuts.
The Vestry and the Stewardship Committee ask you to consider, as you are able, increasing your pledge, even a tiny bit. Let us also add more pledges so that we not only can cover operating costs but also increase our mission to the wider parish, namely our local community. If you didn’t pledge last year, please join us this year. We need now to reinstate our feeding ministry to our neighbors. We also need to staff our outreach mission so that our campus can be a resource to those in need.
So, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity! You have already shown that this is a great church whose desire is to be a beacon to all in this challenging time. Together we are the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ to each other, to the wider community, and to the world.
Your Stewardship Committee is overwhelmed by your generosity to our 2022 campaign. Our financial goal was exceeded thanks to your contributions! Not only did we exceed our financial goal, but we also were grateful for the gifts of time and talent that you offered. In the Ministry Fair that followed the ingathering of the 2022 Promise cards, our congregation volunteered to share their time and talent with St. Luke’s. We hope that you have noticed the increase in the ushers, lectors, coffee hour volunteers and the rebirth of committees and guilds! Perhaps most exciting of all is the return to Sunday worship of so many of our parish family following the restrictions imposed by Covid.