A Note From Dr. Paul J. Kirbas
Today is Veterans Day. It is the day we honor those who have served our country in the branches of the military. For all the veterans who are a part of our church family, we wish you a blessed day, and we hope you sense our deepest gratitude for your service and your sacrifice for our nation.
As we think about the theme of service and sacrifice, we are reminded that all of us are called as disciples in service to God’s kingdom and that we too are asked to make certain sacrifices for the cause of the kingdom. In service to God’s rule, we are called to give of our time, our talents, and our financial resources. I hope you will prayerfully respond to this call, and that if you haven’t yet turned in your pledge card for 2019, that you will do so this week. We are at a historic time in the life of our church. Our Central Campus is in the final stages of our 2020 renovations, and our North Campus is at the early stages of growth and development. There is much promise in the air, but it can only be realized through the generous commitment of our members.
And speaking of commitment, I also would like to remind you that the year 2018 is coming to a close, and we would like to finish the year in a positive financial position. If you have a remaining balance on your 2018 pledge, please consider fulfilling it in the weeks ahead.
And now, let us turn our attention to our New Testament passage, which ends up keeping our attention on this theme of financial giving. But in this text of the widow’s mite, it becomes clear that what God is looking for is not the size of the gift, but rather, the size of the sacrifice. Let us follow this lesson, as we gather to worship God.
In God’s Love,
Dr. Paul J. Kirbas
Pastor / Head of Staff