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November 1, 2020
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Thank you for your faithful commitment to God’s unfolding mission among us. Together the parish has sustained a dynamic, creative, and enduring ministry during a decidedly difficult time, one full of change, uncertainties and unexpected challenges.
Now is a time of opportunity, to reimagine how our parish can continue as a caring and strong Christian community of love and hope, while calling a new Rector to lead our ministry. We are thankful for:
- Dedicated Wardens and Vestry, The Rev. Dr. Barbara Elliott’s devoted ministry, and the pending arrival of our Interim Rector, The Rev. Debra Kissinger.
- Parishioners who are reaching out with love to each other and the wider community.
- A new virtual community of online worship services through an enhanced website, that is a broad and deep reflection of our current parish life together, welcoming all to the enduring ministry of our parish.
We give with gratitude to the church to sustain its efforts, and we pledge to affirm our commitment of money to help develop St. Paul’s annual budget. When parishioners pledge or simply place money in the offering plate, our money goes into the “General Operating Fund” and is used for the church’s expenses.
What types of expenses does St. Paul’s have, you may ask? Similar to places of employment, St. Paul’s pays for staff salaries and benefits; music and worship; education; administrative expenses such as mailings, supplies, banking fees, dues, licenses, phones, and computers; building expenses such as insurance, supplies, electricity, heat, water, sewer, cleaning, and snow removal; food and coffee for the parish; and most important, outreach funds to help those in need.
We ask for your help to sustain our church’s mission and operations in 2021, and to consider enhancing your financial support of St. Paul’s during this transitional year.
Please send in your pledge card by Thanksgiving, or make your 2021 pledge on line at www.stpaulsduluth.org.
Your St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee:
Nancy Schuldt, Barb Elliott, Ed Hall, Holly Hansen, Jane Jarnis, Kathy Leonard
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Parishioners Brad & Leslie share what St. Paul's means to them and ways everyone can support the mission and ministry of St. Pauls: