Capital Campaign | Continuing the Legacy, Embracing the Future
Sunday after Sunday we gather at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Others join us for Christmas, Easter, baptisms and funerals. It is also our spiritual home where we gather to worship, give thanks, seek nourishment, find solace and build community. For generations, St. Luke’s has been a sacred space and source of solace and strength in the heart of Woodland. Our building is the sacred place in which we gather to praise God’s name, ask God’s forgiveness, know God’s healing power, hear God’s life-giving word, and to share our lives in God’s community of saints. Our community is built upon the faith, commitment, tireless energy and boundless generosity of the generations who have come before us. As we look ahead to our next 150 years, St. Luke’s is becoming a community of disciples who invite, welcome and encourage people to gather with us, who mutually transform one another in God’s image, and then go out into the world to be the hands and heart of Jesus.
We are called to be stewards of this holy place, to care for it, to honor those who came before us who sacrificed dearly to build and maintain this beautiful church. In order to do that work and to honor the blessings, legacy and traditions we have inherited for another 150 years, St. Luke’s needs to continue taking faithful risks. The time has come to do a capital campaign to both honor our heritage and empower our future. We want to ensure that St. Luke’s remains a vibrant Episcopal parish that serves the wider community for generations to come.
Stewardship 2019 | Keeping the Lamps Trimmed and Buring
Your generous pledges provide the resources that St. Luke’s needs to continue our ministries and keep our lights shining brightly. For that, we are grateful. However, that is not the only reason, or the most important reason, that we ask you to prayerfully consider giving. Many people, including myself, have found that giving, as a spiritual practice, is transformative. Generosity is a spiritual practice that reflects an attitude of heart and mind. It allows us to share our blessings with others, cultivates a sense of abundance and reminds us to be grateful for what we have received. Giving to another is a powerful gesture. Generous giving acknowledges that everything we have and everything we accomplish comes from God’s grace and love. We invite you to us supporting St. Luke’s mission in 2019 and to discover for your selves the joy and transformation that comes with the spiritual practices of giving.