Here I Am, Send Me
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8
We reprise our theme of last year as Rev. Sarah Minton begins her ministry during our Stewardship Season. She stood and said "Send me." We stand shoulder to shoulder with her to continue the wonderful legacy of St. Mary's, Christ's church on the river.
Again, we continue to live in uncertain times but we cherish God’s warm embrace to help us endure. We also are ready to stand and answer the call whenever and wherever needed to assist people in need, feed the hungry and prepare children for school. To that end we once again start our Stewardship Campaign for 2023 fiscal year. We have been very successful in starting the campaign in September so we will reprise the effort again this season. Stewardship will run from September 18th through November 6th.
This campaign provides the largest part of the church’s income, so having pledges finalized in the fall helps greatly in budget planning for 2023 and allows the start of the new year on a solid financial foundation.
You good people of St. Mary’s are always generous, and you understand the call to action “Here am I! Send me.”. We ask you prayerfully consider your pledge for 2023, and if your personal situation allows, consider an increase. Most important though is your pledge during the campaign so an accurate budget can be developed.
Included here is a Pledge card, and they will be available in the church as well. We all have much to be grateful for and your Stewardship Committee is especially grateful for you and your commitment to St. Mary’s.
Faithfully, Your Stewardship Committee,
Rick Koenig, Chair
Rev. Sarah Minton, Priest in Charge
Holly McQueen, Clerk
Bob Buehn, Treasurer