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Gifts from Heaven ... Rivers of Light (9) General letter

Letter  Letter
  • Author: Paul M. Youngdahl is senior pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
  • Updated: 02/28/2008
  • Copyright: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55419-1095

A personalized letter is sent to parishioners in August listing their pledges for the last three years.  

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Name Address

Dear _________:

"God's gifts are rivers of light ... "  (James 1:17).

Another marvelous camping season at Cathedral of the Pines camp is nearly complete. It is a privilege for me to work with our young people and it is exciting to see God's love at work in their lives.

In preparation for a new church year, I ask for your continued support of our ministry and service by increasing your financial support to Mount Olivet in the year 2004. As a basis for your planning in proportion to how God is prospering you, here are the amounts you committed to give to your church for the past three years: (If they contributed but did not pledge, this sentence and reference to their pledge amounts are omitted.)

Here is inserted information about pledges for the past three years for:
Current and benevolence        
Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center    
Community concern

Enclosed is a postcard inviting you to join me at one of our stewardship dinners. Pledging in the fall allows time for budget preparation and the gathering of volunteer information. Please return your reservation card by Sept. 2.

As we live and share in joyful trust, please join me in this confident expression of praise:

    Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father's glory;
    Blaze, spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.
    Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with love and mercy;
    Send forth your Word, Lord, and let there by light!

Very sincerely,

Paul M. Youngdahl, senior pastor

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