Stewardship "Living in the Spirit"
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Our fiscal year 2016 was a success. Even though we have yet to close out October's expenses and contributions, the church went into the last month of this fiscal year with a positive cash flow of $13,243.00. As we go through this transition period, we need you more than ever to share your gifts of time, talent and treasure that God has provided you. Paul stated it this way in Romans 12 5-8 "so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness."
In fiscal year 2017 as the Call Committee works to provide us with a new Pastor, please continue to support our church and God's mission for Emmanuel Lutheran Church as we did in 2016.
Once again, THANK YOU for your great support in fiscal year 2016 for our church and God's mission and let us all pray that we can continue that support of time, talents, treasures, and prayer in 2017.
With Sincere Thanks,
The Stewardship Committee: Danette Hunter, Bob Jordan, Bill Lavallee, and John Verner
Thinking about eating out?
In today’s age we often eat out. In fact googling how often we, as Americans eat out we found the following in the July 31, 2014 post. http://www.thesimpledollar.com/dont-eat-out-as-often-188365/
“The average American eats an average of 4.2 commercially prepared meals per week. In other words, as a nation, we eat out between four and five times a week, on average. This number equates to 18.2 meals in an average month eaten outside the home.”
Do you eat out occasionally or grab a daily coffee? The Stewardship committee would like to challenge you to give up eating out once a week or once a month, and donate the cost of that meal to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in addition toyour regular offering. For those of you who joined us for the Lenten Lite Meals during Lent, we shared food, fellowship, and fun before the Wednesday evening Lenten services. We hope that you will consider our challenge! See you in church on Sunday!