This was most certainly an unusual year so it is nice to reflect back on all the daily blessings given to us by God during the year, and this annual report is a great reminder of all the things we have experienced together from July 2020 to June 2021.
During the past two years at our annual Budget Voters Meeting, I had the rare privilege to announce a surplus of giving over expenses. Unfortunately, this past year we fell a little short of that goal but still ended the year in good shape financially. I’ll chalk up this past year as an effect of Covid but pray we will return to our awesome giving. One thing this past year taught us is the only thing we can truly rely on is the grace of God. I pray that your vocation, or retirement, continue to be blessed by Him. If you haven’t already, please consider using the automated giving on our website much like you may currently do for your phone or utility bill. If you’re not sure how to start, please give Sue a call in the office and she would be happy to walk you through it.
In our last annual report, we talked about our excitement for the start of Maia Jorgensen as our new Communications Director. What a start it has been – she created a weekly email blast to keep us all informed on the goings on at St. John’s, was a co-host of the Emmy Award nominee ‘Coffee Talk”, and created a broadcast network for our services and bible studies. All of this starting from scratch. I’d like to also credit our Church Admin and co-host of Coffee Talk – Sue Wakeford for keeping us all informed, entertained, and keeping the wheels turning at St. John’s. Please know that it will be hard for Maia and Sue during this Pastoral transition so please offer them your full support and any help they request.
I pray for God’s continued blessing on you and our congregation.
- Bill Yocius