What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
~ Micah 6:8
Beginning last March, our lives changed in extraordinary ways. Social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders altered how and where we were able to work, eat, gather, serve, and worship. Our physical buildings closed, but clergy, staff, and parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle stepped forward to assure that the vital work of ministry continued. Through activities such as livestream Mass, noon rosary, evening reflections, online school, and the parish calling effort we responded, in both word and action, to the question “What does love require of us?”
This year’s theme, Doing What Love Requires, reminds us that our financial support, in the form of a pledge to St. Paul the Apostle, is an essential component of our ability to carry out the work of the church. Whether we gather for worship inside our building or online, we continue to be the body of Christ through our ministries, our witness, and our care for one another.
We cannot know what lies ahead of us, but we remain confident in the assurance of God’s abiding and steadfast love. Because of your generous and faithful gifts, our church is able to keep doing what love requires of us by nurturing life-giving, joyful ministries both inside and outside our parish walls.
Your past financial support has been crucial to the work of our church. Now, as we begin this year’s annual offertory appeal, we hope we can count on you again. Please prayerfully consider increasing your annual pledge. Your increased support will allow us to continue to sustain and grow our ministries.