2021 "We Gather Together To Ask The Lord's Blessing"

Dear People and Friends of St. Luke’s,

I’m writing to you with a prayer in my heart for each of us, for the physical and spiritual well-being of each of us, and for the physical and spiritual well-being of St. Luke’s as we move through this Coronavirus Pandemic.  Hopefully, we are safe in our masked and distanced bubbles.  We haven’t seen each other inside our St. Luke’s sanctuary for more than a half year.  And, sadly, it looks like another six or seven months may pass before we are gathered together again.  Nonetheless, we are a congregation, a people of God gathered together.  In God’s hands. In the heart of God.

“Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.”

In addition to how we are living our daily lives, I expect there are also changes occurring within us.  Perhaps we are developing a deeper spiritual discipline and a robust ability to wait patiently upon our Lord.  Or, perhaps we are drifting away from spiritual or religious practice and have taken up binge watching television, video gaming or reading novels on Sunday mornings.  Perhaps we’re more fearful now.  Perhaps we’ve been struggling with loss, loneliness or boredom.  Perhaps, we’ve not filled that space and time with anything, and are only waiting in a suspended animation for our red doors to open again.  Perhaps we are learning to trust God more deeply to carry us and provide for us.

Whatever your current situation, I invite you to remember St. Luke’s. Consider what God pledge calls you to this year to the outreach and worship, to the spiritual and physical
well-being of our St. Luke’s.  I ask that you pray God to guide you in your decision.  Sometimes God will surprise, when we listen.

“Thou, Lord, (are) at our side, all Glory be Thine!…

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining

Ordaining, maintaining, His Kingdom divine.”

Belinda Whipple Worth, Stewardship Chairperson

For the Vestry of St. Luke’s

To send a gift or donation:  

Make your check payable to:  

St. Luke’s Church with a memo, 

“2021 Stewardship Campaign.” 

Mail it to:

Marti Assenza

Attn: Pledge Treasurer

1463 Spring Hill Road

S. Londonderry VT 05155