November 12, 2013
Dear Kanapaha Church Family-
Next Sunday, November 17th, is Stewardship Dedication Sunday. This is the day when we will make our commitments of how we promise to support the work of the church in 2014. Last Thursday at the annual Stewardship dinner the attached PowerPoint presentation, which lines out the 2014 asking budget, was shared. In order for the current ministries of Kanapaha Church to continue, your contribution is vital. Attached you will find a 2014 pledge card and time and talent pledge sheet for that purpose. As Psalm 24:1 reminds us, “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.” We are stewards or caretakers of all that God has entrusted to us and we have been blessed to be a blessing. We have the privilege of partnering with our God in working to make God’s kingdom a reality on this earth through our contributions of time, talent, and money.
For some, the idea of stewardship giving may be new. If so, please be reminded that we are to give off the top, to give our best, our “first fruits” to God, not our left overs. We encourage you to start somewhere and give regularly and systematically. We pray that you will soon know the reality of the joy found in the spiritual discipline of giving. If you are already giving, consider growing in generosity. A “step diagram” (attached) encourages you to grow one step in financial giving, but giving of yourself in service is also necessary for God’s church at Kanapaha to thrive.
Please take time to prayerfully consider your offering for the upcoming year, complete the card and survey and bring them with you next Sunday to worship. During the offering, all who are able, will bring them forward and place them in the offering plate on the communion table in an act of worship and thanksgiving to our Lord. (Blank pledge cards and time and talent pledge sheets will be provided in worship for those who need them.) If you cannot be in worship that day, kindly mail them to the church or drop them by the office to the attention of Evelyn Perry, Treasurer.
In the bond of faith,
Rev. Dawn M. Conti Thomas F. Jordan
Pastor, Kanapaha Presbyterian Church Acting Elder for Stewardship