St. Bede's Episcopal Church

Feasting on Gratitude for Today ~
Feasting on Generosity for Tomorrow

Commitment Campaign 2012

Dear Companions in Christ,

Thanks be to God!  Each Sunday we go forth into the world thanking God.  God feeds us in many ways; we live and worship in a loving community and God loves us more than, as humans, we can fully comprehend.  God has given us so much for which we are grateful.  Our greatest gift is one we can feast on forever, the love God gives us unconditionally and in abundance.

Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

When we think about the many things for which we're grateful, the list is HUGE.  Many of the gifts come at some of the poorest times in life – times with little money, times of illness and times of loss.  We highly recommend spending time in gratitude.  It feels great!

Matthew 6:19 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

The joy and generosity of our worship as a community is something to savor in deep gratitude.  Each week we witness people lifting each other up through prayer, praise, kind words, listening, hugs, learning and sharing.  There are so many ways to give and through giving receive and be blessed. Consider your own gifts and ways you share them.

We give thanks for everyone, who so generously gave their time, talents and financial gifts this past year. We encourage you to join us in making a financial commitment to share in God’s generosity and continue the many ministries of St. Bede’s.

We invite you to complete a Commitment Card for 2012 and drop it in the mail, or in the offering plate at church or you may make your pledge online at through PayPal, by bank draft, or by debit/credit card.

May the Peace of the Lord be always with you!

Eve Doolittle                                                 Carol Kemker

Senior Warden                                             Vestry Member

St. Bede's Episcopal Church

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