Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,
for he who promised is faithful;
let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
- Hebrews 10:23-24

2020 Stewardship Appeal:

Creating Ripples of Faith

Ministry Initiatives (added weekly for three weeks)

Stewardship Temple Talks

Temple Talk: Neighbor Network
Dayton Henderson, Congregation Council Member

Temple Talk: Leading into the Future
Deni Kuchler, Congregation Council Member

Temple Talk: Ministry Excellence
Judy Forseth, Congregation Council Member



A Letter to the Congregation:

Creating Ripples of Faith” is the theme of our fall Stewardship Appeal.  This is how the momentum of First English Lutheran Church is pictured. Each worship service, youth activity, mission trip, or small group meeting is creating a ripple of energy carrying out God’s work. Our grateful response to the gift of life in Jesus Christ is to give our best to extend those ripples near and far.

In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing more about the exciting ministry plans for 2020.  Newsletter articles, bulletin inserts, temple talks, letters and a brochure will inform you of our congregation’s mission plans for the coming year. Together we are on a mission we can fulfill . . . as we all pull together and give generously in support of this work.

As part of the Stewardship program this year, you will be invited by letter to consider increasing your offering for the coming year.  Please pray about this request and do your best to respond generously as the Lord leads you.

Then, on Creating Ripples of Faith Sunday, Oct. 6, and Wed., Oct. 9, we will observe Commitment Day by presenting our Statements of Intent during the worship services.  You are also welcome to mail your Statement of Intent to the church office if you are not present on Commitment Day.  Those from whom a response has not been received by Oct. 15 will be contacted to assure that everyone has the opportunity to present their offering plan for the coming year.

Thank you for being part of this exciting congregation.  Pray for our common work together as we continue to reach out with the good news of Jesus.

Jeff Tengesdal                                      Mary Bauer                                       David Lindenstruth

Senior Pastor                                       Discipleship Pastor                             Council President       


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