October 16, 2020
The 2021 Annual Appeal for St. Paul’s
Dear Family of St. Paul’s,
In thankfulness for God’s many blessings and for God’s work in this place, we on the Stewardship Team have all agreed to increase our pledges during this annual appeal. We invite you to join us by increasing your pledge or by making a pledge for the first time. Your support transforms lives through worship and music, pastoral care, Christian formation, fellowship, and ministries beyond our walls. Over the past several weeks, our fellow parishioners have shared how St. Paul’s has made a difference in their lives. Join them in making your own one-sentence video-selfie and share a “Why I Love and Give to St. Paul’s” moment. Submit it to Julie Martin and Anne O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org for our website and social media posts.
This mailing contains two documents for your prayerful consideration. The first is the “Mission Budget,” which explains how your generosity, like the loaves and fishes, is multiplied and distributed to benefit the many ministries of St. Paul’s. Also enclosed is the annual pledge form. On the reverse side of the form is a simple “monthly tithing table” to assist you in determining your pledge. Please pray and respond as you feel called to do.
You can return your pledge card in the enclosed stamped envelope, or you can make your pledge online at https://spechurch.com/annual-pledge-giving/. It is easy and secure. We ask that you please return your pledge by November 1, the Feast of All Saints, in honor of the many souls at St. Paul’s, known and unknown, who have gone before us and forever remain a part of our faith community.
We look forward to an exciting 2021 at St. Paul’s, and thank you for answering God’s call to know the spiritual joy of faith-filled generosity.
Your Stewardship Team
Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Give until you are completely happy!