And of thine own have we given thee.

These words, spoken during the offertory last week, resonated powerfully and led to deep reflection about truly giving back to God. It was therefore with gratitude that I finally completed my pledge card for 2020. Thankfully, the response to the stewardship drive has been positive thus far. The entire vestry would appreciate your pledge if you have not already submitted it, as we need to fine tune the budget by the middle of December. To those who have completed pledge cards – thank you!

All pledges received for 2020 are being held for 2020 expenses. This is a gentle reminder to submit your 2019 pledges in order that we meet our expense obligations for this year.

At the annual meeting in January there will be an election for diocesan convention delegates. The responsibilities of delegates include attendance at three Saturday Northwest deanery meetings and attendance at the annual diocesan annual meeting to be held in Santa Fe October, 2020. Please contact Dean Kristi or Charlie Hawkins if you feel called to this important ministry.

Sending wishes for a blessed and fruitful Advent as we enter the new church year and await the coming of the Christ child.

Faithfully, Diane Butler, Jr. Warden