A Little is a lot

The Church of the Good Shepherd

Dear Friends:

Jesus said, “whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much”. (Luke 16: 10).  These words of Jesus eloquently describe the theme of ‘A Little Is A Lot.’

On Sunday, October 22nd, we embarked on a four-week annual stewardship campaign: ‘A Little Is A Lot.’ You will hear from fellow parishioners and me about how our little efforts as a parish and as individuals are making a great impact in our spiritual life as well as in our parish and in the wider world.  As we are striving to live more generously offering what we can with our time, talent and treasure we all can give thanks to God for all the blessings God has showered upon us and our church in past years.

Our ministries here at Church of Good Shepherd are empowered through the generosity of all our members. Each week, we are nurtured in word and sacrament. We are called by God to care for those who are ill or hurting, and welcome all those searching for a community of faith.

Our Church strives to be a generous parish. Some of our members tithe, may be giving ten percent of their income to the church, while others commit a certain percentage or give as they are able. Although giving levels vary in the congregation, what is important is that all of us are asked to make a gift that reflects our commitment to nurture and support our spiritual home.  

Church of Good Shepherd provides resources and nourishment for our faith journey.  It is a journey we make together, not a solo expedition. The annual stewardship campaign is a time to reflect on the practice of intentional giving so that we live into the generous and abundant life God is calling us to live. Jesus said, “I come so that all may have life and have it abundantly.”  

During the next four weeks, the Vestry and I invite you to prayerfully consider how you might live life more generously. Please consider how your standard of living lines up with your standard of giving. Think about the impact this community of faith has on your life and the wider community. While as your Church we give thanks for all big and little things each and every one of you do for your Church, we ask your prayers for your Church to continue to grow with your commitment of your time, talent and treasure. 

Pray about God’s generosity in your life and then make a pledge that reflects that generosity. I am personally grateful for the wonderful and generous companions I’ve met at our Church: Good Shepherd. 

Faithfully,

Chitral

Your Priest in Charge