A Note from the Pastor:
I hope this note finds you well on this beautiful day! It was so good to be together in worship last Sunday. For those who were away, both near and far, we missed you. We are always better together. It is truly one of the things I love about this congregation. While we are diverse in thoughts and ideas, and yes, even in politics, I truly believe that those differences make use stronger. And through our faith, we are able to stand together on the common ground of God’s love shown to us through Jesus Christ.
Trusting in God’s love and faithfulness, last Sunday – Stewardship Sunday – we dedicated our time and talents, and wealth and prayers to God for the mission and ministry of PCLT. For most of last year, the Mission and Outreach Task Force has been discerning how we can best be in relationship with those in need in our community – the poor, the weak, the sick, the stranger, the homeless, those on the margins of community. Some of the opportunities/mission partners we are looking into are:
Literacy Partners – reading to children at Bee Cave Elementary
Bee Cave Elementary Mentoring Program
English as a Second Language Classes (Partner with Manos de Cristo)
Life Works – a program for Young Adults coming out of the fostering system
Lake Travis Crisis Ministry
Community First – a community serving the Austin homeless population
Mobile, Loaves and Fishes
Silverado Worship Ministry
Just to name a few…. As I mentioned, you will hear more about when and how to get involved very soon.
We are all called to be good stewards of God’s mission in the world. If you were not with us on Sunday, you can mail in your Time and Talent Sheets and Estimate of Giving Cards or bring them with you this Sunday. I look forward to this new chapter in our church life together.
Let us boldly join together to fiercely and radically love others as we are loved in Christ.
In Christ’s love and mercy,