Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I pray that you are all well and that you are weathering the current situation in the knowledge that you are loved by your God and your church.
Around the country today is a day where people are asked to participate in Giving Tuesday. I know many of you support non-profits and many of you have plans to give. I ask that you consider a gift to St. Martin's.
St. Martin's is a special place. You can hear stories told by parishioners of just how special it is in the video at the top of this edition of our newsletter, or on our Facebook Page and YouTube channel. I encourage you to take a look.
In the past few months we, like the rest of the world, have had to pivot, changing how we worship, how we gather together, how we do mission, and how we stay connected. I know I am biased, but I think we have done a pretty good job. In the midst of this change a certain fact about us remains true. St. Martin's is a donor-supported community. With no on-site worship, there is no on-site giving. In light of this, I encourage you to think about giving St. Martins a financial gift.
I pray that soon we will be able to gather together again. As states gradually open up, I encourage you to be safe and to take care. I also urge you to love each other, make phone calls, send notes, drive by someone's house and honk and wave -- in short, do things to stay connected. The church is more than a building, it is a community. Your gifts and your efforts help keep our community alive.