“But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs’” (Mark 10:14).
Over and over and over again throughout the gospels, Jesus makes this simple and yet profound point. People matter! All people matter! Young ones. Old ones. Male ones. Female ones. Black ones. White ones. Traditional ones. Contemporary ones. Every-week ones. Every-once-in-a-while ones. All people matter to Jesus! You matter to Jesus!
You matter to St. John’s as well! Your presence with us in worship matters! Your participation in the life of the congregation matters! Your sharing with us in mission and ministry matters! And, your faithful giving to support Christ’s ministry in and through this place, no matter how large or how small, matters!
Because you matter, your presence is needed next Sunday, October 14, at our Stewardship Brunch at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center (PLC). Following the brunch we will have a combined celebration worship at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, featuring the musical leadership of our organist, Carlo van Ulft, our St. John’s Praise Team under the direction of Christie Lazarides, and our St. John’s Chancel Choir under the direction of Sue Hamilton. Your presence is needed as we learn how God is calling each and every ONE of us to grow our giving in 2019 to the General Operating Fund by ONE! Yes, you read that correctly! We are challenging each and every disciple here at St. John’s to grow their giving to the General Operating Fund by ONE in the coming year, just ONE! What does ONE mean for you? Come to the Stewardship Brunch to find out why your ONE matters so much!
The brunch is for ALL – disciples, prospective disciples, visiting disciples, individuals, couples, families, children! In fact, your presence is so important at this brunch that we are postponing the start of Sunday School next Sunday until 9:45 so that ALL of our disciples, young and not-so-young can be present with us! The menu will include biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, pastries, juice and coffee. You will receive your 2019 Stewardship Packet. You will receive a souvenir button. You will receive all you need to know to grow your giving by ONE! You will leave the brunch excited and inspired to make your financial commitment to St. John’s for the coming year.
You matter! You matter to Jesus! You matter to St. John’s! Come and join with us next Sunday as we Come and See what ONE Can Do!
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Sunday, October 14
Parish Life Center
This year’s campaign is calling on all disciples to grow their financial giving by ONE. We are more than confident that if all disciples grow their financial giving by ONE that God will supply us with all that we need and more to effectively carry out Christ’s ministry in the world. Come to the Stewardship Brunch on October 14 to learn what ONE might mean for you!
Mark your calendars today and plan on joining us on October 14 as, together, we live out our discipleship to Christ by giving back to God what God has first given to us! Your giving is needed! Come and see what ONE can do!
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