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Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World!
Dear Friends in Christ,
We are “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness” this year as our stewardship theme – echoing and reinforcing the celebration of our congregation’s 150th anniversary!
We live out our discipleship and stewardship at First Lutheran Church through the many ways we disciple in the world and support ministries with our time, skills, and resources. Your investment in the ministries of First Lutheran Church celebrates God’s abundant faithfulness in sustaining ministries for the future. Even during this year when we have experienced the challenges of physical separation, you, as members of our congregation, have continued to recognize God’s blessings and have responded generously by sharing God’s love with those around us. Thank you!
On Sundays in September, ministry partners who are blessed through the gifts of our congregation – whether financial, time, or talent – will offer video stories describing how they are able to disciple in the world because of God’s sustaining and transforming work through us.
We will celebrate God’s faithfulness through the impacting ministries of First Lutheran Church on October 4, Commitment Sunday, and hear from Stacy Martin, President and CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, who will be our guest preacher.
Before Commitment Sunday, we ask that you please complete your Financial Commitment Card and your Discipleship Plan for 2021 online using the links to the right. If you prefer to submit the forms in person, feel free to call the church office to make arrangements.
The new realities of 2020 have highlighted the opportunities and convenience of giving online which also benefits our congregation by making receipts more predictable. Contact Bryan Hanson to discuss online giving options that will work best for you.
To meet our projected ministry needs we invite everyone to consider a 2% increase in their financial gift for 2021. We also encourage everyone to grow their discipleship and stewardship beyond First Lutheran. The stories of everyday ministries throughout our community inspire and empower us to serve Christ and our neighbor with what we can, where we can, when we can.
Join us as we Celebrate God’s Faithfulness and faithfully steward our gifts and share our lives for the sake of the world.
Together with you In Christ,
Your Stewardship Committee
Impact Stories from Our Ministry Partners
Each week in September we will feature a video story of a ministry partner who has been blessed through your time, talents and resources.