From the Pastor’s Desk: September 22

Dear Grace Community,

“Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say Rejoice!” This was Paul’s message to the Philippians and a good message for us too.

This summer we introduced you to, “Rejoice,” the proposal to enhance our worship spaces at Grace. The church leadership set a goal of $65,000 in order to make updates and changes to both the Great Room and Sanctuary. I was hopeful, even confident, that we would meet the goal, but what happened was more than I expected.

We not only met the goal in gifts and pledges, we exceeded it!

Again and again the generosity of this congregation amazes me. In the coming weeks the Board of Trustees will set a timeline for these enhancements to begin and will discuss the best way to steward the gifts that are above what we requested. Know that any money received that is above what we asked for will be used for worship enhancement.

There were some projects that we did not include in this campaign because we couldn’t get good bids and confirmation of work or because they were seen as useful enhancements but not immediate needs. Now we may be able to consider some of those projects as well. We’ll keep you abreast on the progress in both spaces in the coming months.

As we continue in our common life together we do so rejoicing, and I look forward to seeing you in worship.

In Christ,

Catherine

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