Dear Saints of God,
Welcome to our stewardship process for the coming year! 2019 has been a wonderful year of growth and we are grateful for all that God is doing in your lives and at Holy Spirit.

The year ahead is filled with potential and the pages that follow invite you to be a part of what God is doing in west Houston through Holy Spirit. In the ministry booklet we offer details for most of our ministries (though there are some new ones on the horizon). Our desire is that you may connect more deeply to your faith home. Connection is at the heart of being the church and when we come together, we connect with God and we connect with each other. This is why the stewardship committee chose Giving Together, Growing Together as our theme this year.

When we offer the gifts we have to our shared life, we grow in our connection to our church community. Sometimes this is obvious, like serving in worship, a pastoral care ministry, or one of our outreach efforts. Sometimes the gift is you. You may not realize that you are offering something by taking part in our fun events, but when we come together joyfully, God rejoices and we grow together. So, we encourage you to prayerfully consider how you may serve this year, and we also hope you will participate in the many fun events we have.

Finally, as you consider your financial pledge, we invite you to consider that you are not alone in this process. We are all praying about how we can offer from our blessings so that our church may grow together. Your generosity is a blessing to everyone – all our children, our families, our betweeners, empty nesters, seniors, and our long time members who receive care through this community. You are a blessing to those in need that we serve like the kids we feed through Blessings in a Backpack. As we give together, we grow together.

So, I invite you to pray about your participating in the life of your Holy Spirit Church. You are a blessing and we are all blessed by God to be a part of this wonderful community.

Yours in Christ,

The Rev. Joshua T. Condon
Rector, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School