By James C. Sprouse, Senior Pastor
What defines your life? Is it wealth? Is it belongings, house, family? Is it faith? Many persons live with a scarcity mentality … always worried that we must hunt, gather and hoard as much as possible, storing up for some imagined rainy day. We also focus a lot on self-gratification. But the Bible promises God’s joy and blessings for those who chose to live another way – the way of sharing with others.
I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in 2019 through your gifts, tithes and offerings to Trinity Church that have improved the lives of so many of God’s daughters and sons. Through your support of Martha’s Table, we’ve fed around 15,000 people who were hungry in D.C. Of those who have dropped by Trinity Church in need of food or medicine we helped over 600 persons with food cards, and dozens more to prevent utility service interruption and eviction – just to name a few of the ways you’ve affected the lives of others. Thank you !
I encourage you to help Trinity Church meet our local, Conference, world missions and benevolence goals for 2019. Although we’re running behind our offerings at this time of the year we still have five Sundays left in the year and three worship opportunities on Christmas Eve. Your personal and financial support of Trinity Church provides the floor for all our missions and ministries, not the ceiling. This floor is the safety net you’ve helped create for our general operating expenses, ministry and mission outreach, and loan repayments. I would like to see our Church finish 2019 achieving all our outreach goals and obligations. Your generosity also brightens the outlook for our ministry in Christ during 2020.
To this end … God has created you and me in God’s very own image – which is a willingness to give and be generous with others. This design is part of our makeup; and we actually need to be generous. It makes us healthier people, both spiritually and physically. Thank you in advance for another wonderful year of service to Christ at Trinity Church. May your Christmas be blessed with joy and God’s peace. It is my hope that 2020 is filled with all good things for you – the blessings of health, good friends and opportunities to love one another.