Fellow Christ Church Parishioners,
“Let Your Light Shine" is our theme for this season when Christian stewardship focuses on our pledges of financial support for Christ Church in 2018. The scriptural basis is Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world.” This scripture is not only descriptive; it is also Godly direction. The light we are directed to bring into the world does not start with us. Rather, we, as individuals, and corporately as Christ Church, reflect THE LIGHT to bring hope to a world that is all too often dark with all manner of sadness.
Further on in this scripture Jesus tells us not to hide our light under a bowl but to put it high on a stand so that it might shine before men that they “may…praise your Father in heaven.”
Christ Church reflects THE LIGHT through our many ministries. My favorite example is Five for Five. Our youth prepare and deliver lunch to homeless folks in San Diego and in so doing, found that they were blessed with knowledge and insight as they blessed hungry homeless folks with nourishing food. The message to the recipients was clear: God loves you and so do your neighbors. The understanding of the world beyond the bridge gained by our youth is priceless, and they responded magnificently. Based upon what they learned when they first delivered food to the homeless and solely upon their initiative, our youth have expanded Five for Five and now serve even more people. This is but one example of the many ways in which Christ Church reflects THE LIGHT in the world as we ourselves grow in understanding and love of God.
As you consider what your pledge may be for 2018, we ask that you consider making your standard of giving consistent with your standard of living. We are all blessed beyond measure. It is a joy and a privilege to be good stewards and return to God’s church a portion of what He has so graciously bestowed upon us.
A pledge card is being sent to all members of Christ Church. When completed, this card may be deposited in the offering plate on Sunday morning or returned to the parish office. Alternatively, pledging on line is quick and easy.
Please join with all Christian stewards of Christ Church and make your pledge to keep our light bright here in Coronado and throughout God’s kingdom.
Let Your Light Shine.
Bob Ketts, Stewardship Chair