He is not here! He has risen! Luke 24:6
What joy! Christ is risen! Sin is conquered, and death’s days are numbered! What joy to see his victory played out in the lives of his faithful people!
You don’t have to look far to see evidence of this congregation’s joy. We set a goal for ourselves six months ago: $1 million in pledges and gifts by Easter. We didn’t quite attain that self-prescribed goal, but look at the Spirit-worked fruits of faith the Lord worked in us! As of April 25th, 2022 we’ve received $727,252 in pledges and gifts! Nobody was required to give anything. Each gift, each pledge, was given in Christian freedom and love. Each pledge, each gift reveals what the cross and empty tomb means to us, and it’s clear that we want others to know, too: the message of our Savior is the eternal rock of salvation. Built on him, we will stand forever.
St. Paul Members, take note: our special congregational meeting date has changed to Thursday, May 12th, 6:30 pm. By then we hope to have most of our building contractors’ bids in hand. We will gather in the church fellowship hall to give thanks for God’s blessings, to consider our building project once again in light of the mission and ministry of our congregation, and to arrive at a final decision on project scope and timetable.