RENEWING THE ACT OF GRACE CAMPAIGN
Of the many ways the global pandemic has impacted all of our lives, it has been on the economic level. Many families have seen a total disruption of their personal finances. Some families have been less directly affected, but affected nonetheless. I say this to share that even Veritas has been hurt by the current national economy. We saw a near standstill to fundraising over the past few months. Most of the hold on fundraising was due to our desire to be sensitive to how our community had been adversely affected.
Now that the new Grammar school building is finished and joyously being used, we are compelled to return to raising funds. As we all know, grace is a gift. We are asking for you to give to the Act of Grace as God graces you to give. We have received a few gifts over the past few months and we are going to begin placing the Act of Grace thermometer in our Monday newsletter. We will also be sharing a few unique fundraising endeavors for the balance of this year that we trust will be ways for everyone within our community to give.
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us. We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone. Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.