God blesses lives by anointing them with oil. David was anointed to become king of Israel. The disciples anointed the sick with oil for healing. Even the name “Christ” means “Anointed,” set aside for God’s mission in the world.
In Baptism, we each are anointed with oil in the name of God. God heals us with his grace. Then we serve the world in God’s name, acting as God’s anointed people and truly living the name “Christian.”
Each year, we bring pledges of our finances to support God’s ministry here in Concord. God anoints those gifts, changing them from simple funds into agents of Christian healing. During 2015, your pledge gifts have:
- Confirmed 5 youth after a year-long program
- Sponsored deacon interns Shawn LaFrance and Pam McDonald
- Brought Stevenson House new life as the Assisi House mission center
Grace Episcopal Church continues to grow and we must match a larger congregation with more ministries. In 2016, we invite your pledge to provide programs both to our members and the world.
In October, you will receive an invitation to attend a Cottage Meeting with a small group of parishioners. Our Rector and Vestry want to share their dreams for our future and to hear your dreams as we plan together.
Please participate, pray and plan as you consider how you can help sustain Grace Episcopal Church with your 2016 pledge. Complete and return the pledge certificate below on Sunday, November 15.