We are excited to share that together we’ve raised $3,000 (100 Steps) toward our $15,000 (500 Steps Up) matching goal! We thank everyone who gives so generously of their resources and time to build, strengthen, and share the ministries of our congregation!
There is still time to give before the Dec. 31st deadline. Click here to make a donation, or continue reading to learn more about this exciting appeal.
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will be glad and rejoice in it.” Psalm 118:24
Dear Faithful Friends,
Thank you, thank you for all you do. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has so much for which to be grateful. As a congregation, we have some exciting steps ahead in our Christian journey.
OSLC has been strengthened with Colleen Brown serving as our secretary. And have you noticed all the children in worship? Our Youth Director Meagan Esterby continues to ignite energy in young people throughout our community. We are very blessed with a renewed caring spirit through many of our evangelical ministries. When we join together each step of the way, we really do make a difference.
As the Call Committee continues their mission identifying our next pastor, we remain confident that God is guiding our church family. We give thanks for the blessing of Bridge Pastor Joyce Piper, as she walks with us in Christian mission.
Yet there are concerns because the financial picture is less bountiful. Currently OSLC is approaching the maximum amount allowed to borrow. The Finance Ministry Team has come up with an appeal to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. We’re calling it “500 Steps Up”. This opportunity takes 500 steps up a “mountain” to reach a goal of $15,000 at the top. An anonymous donor has committed to match donations, up to $15,000, given through December 31st towards this “500 Steps Up” appeal! This means dollar for dollar, all “500 Steps Up” donations will be doubled! With this challenge, OSLC will be able to repay the line-of-credit and put us on a strong financial footing for the New Year! Please note these matching funds do not include regular giving to the general fund, which is also greatly needed.
Heartfelt thanks to all of you for giving so faithfully of your time, talents & resources. There will be a poster in the narthex showing the progress we make in donations towards the “500 Steps Up” appeal. If you are able to give towards this challenge, please designate on the memo line of your check to “500 Steps Up” or click here to make your special “500 Steps Up” offering online.
In Christ’s Love and Peace,
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Council and The Finance Ministry Team
Nathan LeBeque, President
Charlie Baribeau, Treasurer