As you complete your commitment for 2011 and consider your portion of benevolence to the larger church for 2012, I pray that we will begin to grow again in our collective giving. Frankly we are a church able to do more together than we are as individual congregations. There are so many wonderful stories of hope generated through the work of the ELCA. Please join me in continuing to support the work of the church at home and around the world. We are the safety nets for many.
Living in expectation,
The Rev. Jeff Barrow, Bishop