Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Special Easter Offering Letter From The Rev. John R. Smith

Dear Friends:

This Easter, I’m inviting everyone connected to St Michael and All Angels to participate in The Easter Offering. This is where we give above and beyond our regular giving. We’ll use 100% of this offering to fund the following areas:

1. Create Operating Margin
Due to higher than normal utility costs our church budget has been strained.  We need to bring up our available operating funds until the Solar system starts helping in May.

2. Mother Clare
It has been an answer to prayer that Mother Clare has come among us.  She is being called to assist us in the Parish and be Chaplain at our school.  This Offering will enable the parish to move forward when specially donated funds for her ministry run out.

3. Repair our Church wall damaged by the rains
The stucco wall by the church organ was damaged by the recent rains.  This offering will enable us to fix the damage.

On April 8 we will receive the The Easter Offering during each of our services. We’re providing special envelopes and encouraging everyone to come prepared to give on that day. I am 100% confident that if everyone does their part and gives as they’ve been blessed we will hit our goal of $10000.

If you’re going to be out of town that day, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can send a check to church and mark it “Special Easter Offering.”

God has given us the greatest mission ever and we’re blessed to be able to join him in serving our community for Christ and advancing the Gospel!

Father Smith

P.S. See you at the Vigil or Sunday or Easter morning services! Pray for Galit, George, and Wrigley who will be baptized at the Great Vigil of Easter.

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