This Sunday, during our morning services, we will once again form a fantastic and fun offertory procession with our pledge cards! You should have received those pledge cards by mail in the last several weeks. Pray about your pledge this year, and pledge generously! Bring your cards to church, and then walk to the altar following the usual procession of bread, wine, and Sunday gifts. Others will join you.
Once again, we will develop an Episcopal Church altar call! Your pledges of financial support for the 2017 year are critical to God’s work here — and to the grace, excellence, and hospitality that this parish displays. The promise of this and every year’s stewardship campaign is that our collective effort is greater than our individual contributions. When you walk forward with your card, you are making a special offering and commitment here, and I believe God will always honor that gift, no matter what size. Large or small, we all have the opportunity to offer something to God, something that God can and will use. Of course, if you cannot make your actual pledge on this Sunday, please do join the procession anyway. We will provide special cards you can use, on which you can indicate your intention to make a future pledge.