Jan. 26, 2021 Annual Report 2020
To serve God and each other in Hope, Faith, and Love
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face
to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fu
known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the
greatest of these is love. - 1st Corinthians 13:12-13
Faith, Hope and Love are essential foundational elements of the ministry of the Apostle Paul, frequently emphasized in his letters. Intellect and reason alone cannot explain the purpose of our lives or anticipate our future on earth or in the hereafter. Some things are known only to God. Faith allows us to navigate the uncertainty of life with a firm belief that things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen. Hope, St Paul writes (Heb 6:19), is “an anchor for the soul, firm and secure”. It is our confident expectation of God’s promise for us and its strength is in his faithfulness. Unconditional love is the glue in our relationship with God and with each other. How are they linked? St Paul again because he says it better than I can:
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith,
Your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in
our Lord Jesus Christ.
1st Thessalonians 1:3
This Annual Report presents a brief summary of how Christ Church responds to God’s love and His gifts of time, talent, and treasure bestowed on each of us. The past year has been a very challenging time for all of us, for our family in Christ, our Community, our nation, and the world. Today we will recognize the many members of Christ Church and the Day School whose works produced by faith and labors prompted by love support our many ministries and programs. Together we are strong in faith and love and ready to face the future inspired by hope.
Yours in Christ,