First off, Lisa Longo from the Presbyterian Foundation will be at church tomorrow, November 8th, at 10:00 in the chapel. She will be answering questions about financial planning for older individuals. The Foundation is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that offers guidance both for churches as well as individuals. Everyone is invited, but this will be especially helpful to seniors and to those who are caring for aged loved ones. Please join us.
Second, don’t forget to bring your pledge card on Sunday. We will be dedicating them all to God, so that the missions and ministries of this church will continue. Give some prayerful consideration beforehand. Stewardship is a spiritual matter. We all need to spend some time talking to God about those amounts we write down on our pledge cards.
With your pledge card, you should have received a brochure about our new Crowbar Projects. If you have an idea for such a project, fill out the form in the brochure and turn it in with your pledge card.
In the first service on Sunday, the 3rd-5th graders will be playing the hand bells under the direction of Marilyn Rambo. Laurel and Judy will be doing one of their organ/piano duets for the offertory, which will be fantastic.
I will be preaching on stewardship. As I have already said and repeated many times, stewardship is a spiritual matter, not a financial one. So I do not usually go looking for specific sermon texts about giving and generosity. I believe that if a text speaks to our soul it will affect our wallets and pocketbooks. The lectionary gospel lesson for this Sunday is Luke 20:27-38. It is an unusual and rather perplexing passage. If you take a look at it, you will probably wonder what it has to do with stewardship. I invite you to come Sunday and find out.
Stay in One Peace,