“Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one has found a treasure.” Sirach 6:14
Dear Chapel Family,
We are a family in Christ, and we all love our Chapel home! Webster defines home as a family living together in one building or house, a congenial environment. Isn’t that what we feel when we are on the grounds of this beautiful place? We all know the adage “Home is where the heart is,” and I am sure all of you feel that your heart is warmly welcomed here.
As we declare in our mission statement: We welcome the stranger, we nurture one another and we are guided by the Holy Spirit. We strive to live the mission of Jesus Christ through prayer, traditional liturgy, Christian education, active outreach and love for all of God’s creation. We know our vestry members have been good stewards of our gifts to ensure our Chapel home is thriving for all of us here and for the communities in which we serve through outreach.
We want to invite you and your family to prayerfully consider what it takes to maintain our home, its special grounds and its ministries. Just as we are called to engage in worship here and in our Chapel outreach; we are called to consider what it requires in terms of financial commitments to keep our church running smoothly and to offer the great opportunities for sharing the Word of our Lord and His love for us.
2 Corinthians 9:7 says “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” We encourage you to decide in your heart to make your pledge to this, your church home. As we stretch our pocketbooks to meet our commitments – let us not forget our commitment to keep our church home in good stead.
If you can, consider making your pledge, and adding a little extra this year. One less latte. One less bargain impulse. Decide in your heart what this home means to you and your family and consider how you can continue to support it financially and with your time and talent. Sirach 6:14, says “Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one has found a treasure.” We have surely found a treasure here at the Chapel!
Bob and Laurie Williams
2017 Stewardship Co-Chairs