In the last few weeks, I’ve had fresh appreciation for our community.
Despite the changes and challenges right now, the ministries and community of Our Redeemer’s continue. We are caring for our Road to Housing guests, the Ballard Food Bank, and the people whose lives are most compromised by the virus.
We are reaching out to one another. Phone calls. Texts. Emails. Offers to help. Prayers. Setting up new groups and new technology. Words of ready thanks and appreciation. Our strong staff are working harder than ever.
But there’s no question the pandemic hits many of us financially—and our ability to give. If that is you, please know, your giving to God is between you and God, and there is no shame or judgment about any choices you make. We pray for all of us who face such challenges.
On the other hand, our congregation’s financial generosity keeps us strong and stable into the future. If your circumstances haven’t changed, please keep giving at the same level or perhaps pray about whether you can give a bit more to offset those who cannot right now.
With kindness, compassion, strength, and desire to welcome all, without exception, Our Redeemer’s continues to be Christ’s hands and heart and voice. And right now, we seek to be Christ’s light in this difficult time.
God is with us. Always. And God will provide, as God always has, from generation to generation.
And when we look back on this time, we will know more deeply than ever before how faithful God is and how fortunate we are to be part of this beloved community.
THANK YOU, VERY MUCH – for Living Generously and Giving Faithfully+