A while back I heard Scott Weimer, former pastor of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, talking about a woman who was one of their international members from Kenya. She came down front after a service and she told Scott that she missed some parts of the worship from Kenya. Scott asked what she missed. The woman said that she missed how they gave the offering. In her country, they placed the offering plates down front, and then people danced down the aisle while carrying their gifts up to place them in the offering plate.
Last Sunday, we finished up our Stewardship sermon series called Faith in Action. And while we could not dance down the aisle to bring our pledge cards because of this pandemic, many of you have already pledged. You have placed your pledge card in the offering plate following Drive-In Worship, mailed it to the church office, dropped it by the Welcome Center drop box, pledged online on our church website, or used the QR code on the pledge card or worship bulletin. So far, we have received 47 pledges totaling $457,301 which is about 60% of our 2021 pledge goal of $762,600. Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! If you have not done that yet, please do so as soon as you can so that together we can accomplish God's mission for JCPC in 2021.
Last Sunday was a great day of worship with Kirkin' of the Tartans! This coming Sunday we will remember those whom we have lost this past year during our All Saints' Day service. I hope you will make a special effort to attend the Drive-In service or watch Online.
Finally, if you have yet to respond to our survey about when to return to worship, we want your input, so please click this link and do that now.