Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another
with whatever gift each of you has received. – 1 Peter 4:10
Dear Friends of St. Mark’s:
The last year has reminded us in so many ways of the strength of the St. Mark’s community. Even in the months in which we have been physically distant and unable to gather in person, the Spirit kept us together, connecting us. Many kept referring to our churches as “closed,” but we were never closed — we continued following the Gospel call to live in love with our neighbors, finding ever new ways to seek and serve Christ in all people.
As we look to the year to come, we are more committed than ever to the ministry and love we share with our community and our neighbors. Our ministry is funded through the gifts of its members — your generous offerings given in grace and love.
Many of you have already shown your generosity by supporting our 2020 capital campaign, and we are grateful. We are asking again for your generous support to make a pledge to the 2021 Annual Campaign. Your contributions will allow St. Mark’s to continue its ministries in all forms.
We pray that you will give at least the same level as last year – or, if your circumstances permit, a slightly higher amount. If you’ve never pledged before, we invite you to prayerfully consider beginning that spiritual practice this year.
The Gospel is rich with examples of how our faith kindles our love for each other and our Christian responsibility to share our love with the world. We invite you to pray and consider how your generous response to God’s call has been shaped by this community who gathers with you. Then, we invite you to return your pledge card by emailing the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing the physical card to St. Mark’s by Friday, January 29. We will offer our pledges and gifts to God on Sunday, January 31. Thank you for being a part of St. Mark’s and for your faithful, faith-filled gift to our annual campaign.
In the spirit of generosity and love,
St. Mark’s Stewardship Team – Debra, Aina, Nancye, and Ted
To make a donation now, please click on the Donate button on the right-hand side of this page.
If you have questions about making a gift to the Church, please contact:
St. Mark’s Stewardship Team
Chris Schultze, Treasurer
Lola Himrod, Assistant to the Treasurer
Nancye Kirk, Contributions Secretary