What an incredible Sunday! I am so grateful for everyone who calls PTCUMC their faith home. This last Sunday was extra special because of all the people, over 150 families, who responded with joy on our first, annual “Generosity Sunday” by bringing forward their confidential 2020 Estimate of Giving cards. God is moving among you!
Several verses from Isaiah 12 are dancing in my heart. “With joy, you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known his deed among the nations; proclaim that his name is exalted!”
Ok, I added that final exclamation point. It seemed to fit! It’s my wish that my life be a story that ends in an exclamation point – not a period. I feel that exclamation point whenever I respond faithfully to God’s will in my life. It’s not my exclamation point – it’s God’s exclamation point!
We Christians proclaim and exult His name through our actions in this world. What a joy it was to see so many of you participate in this new thing God has brought into your midst. It was like walking in a sea of God’s exclamation points! Thank you for being who and whose you are!
If you were unable to be here this Sunday, fear not! The dual treasure chest stations will be out at both entrances (along with blank EOG cards) for several weeks, and you can also bring cards by any time during the week. On your schedule, please fill out a card, separate the three parts along the two perforations, and simply put the middle part in one locked chest and one of the two little pieces in the other locked chest – it does not matter which card goes in which chest. Keep one of the little pieces for your records. Remember to fill out the four yes/no questions on the back of the little card you place in the treasure chest. You can also mail your confidential card to Dee Tyner – she can place them in the Treasure Chests on your behalf. We will be reporting back to both worship services the results of this Generosity Journey on Christ the King Sunday, November 24. Come celebrate God moving among us that day!!!