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November Letter from Polly
November is the month when our minds turn to thanksgiving. The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. Temperatures are a little cooler in the morning and we are nearing colder weather with each passing day.
It is also the time of the year when we talk about stewardship. Now I know that is a difficult word for churches to hear. It is tough to talk about money in church, especially when we are being asked to give more. But stewardship is much more than money. Stewardship is defined as “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care.” God has entrusted many things to our care – our church, our world, our gifts, our finances. We are to then be good stewards of these things.
For the first three Sundays of November, I will be preaching about stewardship. We will look at what the Bible says about giving, how giving is more than just money and what is the reason behind our giving. Then on Sunday, November 20th, we will gather after worship for a stewardship dinner and celebrate all of the wonderful gifts God has given us and give thanks for these gifts.
Grace & peace,
PS - - The month of November also brings Election Day. To continue the topic of stewardship, I hope that each of you will be good stewards of our rights as citizens of the USA by voting on Tuesday, November 8th. I also hope that you will pray before you go to the polls that God will guide your decisions. I have included a prayer for all of us to use:
Under your law we live, great God, and by your will we govern ourselves. Bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Help us as good citizens to respect neighbors whose views differ from ours, so that without partisan anger, we may work out issues that divide us, and elect candidates to serve the common welfare. Help us elect trustworthy leaders, contribute to wise decisions for the general welfare, and thus serve you faithfully in our generation, to the honor of your holy name; through Jesus Christ the Lord.