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November 2014 - Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear First Presbyterian Friends and Family,
There’s baseball season, and basketball season, and of course, football season.
Spring, summer, winter and fall.
Eastertide, and Ordinary Time, and Christmastide, Advent: seasons of the church year.
To everything, there is a season ...
And we are entering a season of gratitude: stewardship season.
Freely we have received from God’s grace, and we celebrate God at work in and through our congregation:
people are fed through our contributions to the food pantry and our commitment to the CROP Walk;
more than a hundred people have been wrapped in love and prayers through the prayer shawls;
people we love and who have loved us are safely in God’s loving arms through Jesus’ tender mercy; and their families have received gracious hospitality at a difficult time through the skilled, loving ministry of the Service Teams;
youth of our church and our community are loved into the gospel every week through LOGOS and the skilled care of the volunteers;
children grow in knowledge of scripture through receiving Bibles and Sun-day School; and adults learn new things through the many studies in our church;
ill and struggling folks are not left alone in their struggles;
the community has a safe and beautiful place to gather, and a wonderful group of volunteers serve our community as they volunteer through various organizations.
Truly God is at work in us and through us.
There are many places to point out what individual donations can accomplish: the new YMCA is a wonderful addition; the Lexington Community Foundation does much good. There are terrific, worthy places to share your gifts, talents and finan-cial resources such as the library, Parent-Child Center, the Welcome Center, and other missions with which we partner. You can support them on Give Big Nov. 12.
It all starts with God. God is the source of every good gift. We live and move and have our being in God. Jesus is God’s greatest gift to us. And God created the church as the first way the gospel is spread and taught, the first way for Jesus’s work to be done.
In gratitude for all that God has done, we give our gifts to the church. Please prayerfully consider what God is calling you to give for the work of the church in celebration of God at work in us, and join us in this season of gratitude: give thanks. Our stewardship drive will be November 2 -- 16, with a Celebration Dinner on Nov. 16. Please join us. GIVE thanks, and also LIVE your thanks.
Grace and peace,