4th Week of Advent and End-of-the-Year Giving (rector’s Letter for 12/21)

4th Week of Advent and End-of-the-Year Giving (rector’s Letter for 12/21)

Dear Redeemer Family:
Happy 4th Week of Advent! I am so thankful for the Lord’s presence in the midst of our Lessons and Carols service yesterday, and his provision through the ingathering of our pledges. If you were not able to submit your pledge yesterday, please say your prayers, and return your pledge of your 3-T’s (Time, Talent, and Treasure) for 2021 ASAP. You can download the form HERE and bring or send the form in, or you can complete a confidential online-form HERE.
Thursday is Christmas Eve, and we will have three services: 3PM in-person only, 5PM online and in-person, and 9PM online and in-person. If you plan to attend in person, please click HERE and sign up, so we can be adequately prepared for attendance numbers with safety and proper social-distancing. In this ongoing Coronavirus season, we will continue to expect masks to be worn during our worship services. 
Finally, the end of 2020 is right around the corner. Here is a note from Vestry member Joel Nichols regarding end-of-the-year giving:
Greetings from the Vestry as we make the final turn of Advent toward Christmas and count down the last days of 2020. As we finish out the year, we wanted to give everyone an update to our full congregation meeting a few months ago. Financially, this year has been unusual to say the least, but the Lord has remained faithful. Despite the shutdown and many of us attending remotely, giving has kept up for the most part. That said, as we prepare to close the books on 2020, we are hopeful that we can finish this year in the black. To do that, we would like to ask that those of us who made pledges for this year, but have not finished the full amount, to complete their pledges by year end. Heading into December, the total of outstanding pledges was around $65,000 – enough that, should we receive these pledges, we would start next year with a balanced budget and a small surplus. So, first of all – THANK YOU to all who have been giving while the pandemic and all of the craziness has been going on. Second, please know that we understand if circumstances have changed since the pledge was made. This is about faithfulness and gratitude to the Lord for what He has accomplished among us. Thank you for your support and involvement!
On behalf of your Vestry, Joel Nichols.
Thank you all, for your partnership in the Lord’s work in and through Redeemer! Joy to the world… the Lord has come!
Fr. Bill

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