Lent is a time of prayer. It’s a time of worship and devotion. But it’s also a time of almsgiving. “Almsgiving” is a word that simply means giving money to the poor and less fortunate. As Christians, we are called to have a special place in our hearts for the least, the last, and the lost. Lenten almsgiving helps us to put them and our Christian duty into clear focus.
Therefore, we are receiving a special offering for local missions. You may earmark your check by writing “local missions” or “Lent” on it, and know that 100% of the money received will be used to help people in our area. Please give generously, and know that almsgiving is always over and above our normal tithe to God’s word in the church.
On another note, more and more people are telling me how they are receiving their first and second doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Outstanding! While this past Sunday was our largest attendance of the year, I look forward to a time when our worship spaces are hosting even more! As we head toward Easter, let’s try to build some real momentum in terms of our worship attendance.
Know that you are loved and appreciated, and that I look forward to seeing you this coming Sunday whether it’s in-person or online.