An Update from Vestry and Looking Towards 2021 (Rector’s Letter for 12/28)

An Update from Vestry and Looking Towards 2021 (Rector’s Letter for 12/28)

Dear Redeemer Family,
There are just three days left in 2020. While this has been a very challenging year, there is a LOT that I am thankful for: for my family and my son Dan’s engagement & wedding, for Redeemer’s faithful members, for the Lord’s provision for doing ministry in a new way, and for the Lord’s provision for Redeemer through you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Those are just a few examples, among many others. (At the end of this letter, you will find our family’s portrait from Dan and Nicole’s wedding.)
Happy new year to all of you! As 2020 ends and 2021 begins, I pray that the Lord continues to reveal himself to you through his word, that he continues to draw you closer to himself, and that he is reflected through your life, your actions, and your words, for the glory of his name.
I end this letter with part of last week’s letter, to remind you to say your prayers as you steward your time, talents, and treasure, and as you submit your pledge for the upcoming year.  You can download the form HERE and bring or send the form in, or you can complete a confidential online-form HERE
A Letter from Our Vestry: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! Joel Nichols, Vestry Member.
May the Peace of the Lord be with you, as you say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021!
Fr. Bill

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