Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is hard for me to believe that I am sitting here drafting this third Thanksgiving letter from Stewardship; time has indeed flown by. Time is a gift from God. Time, once it is spent can never be retrieved. Thus, it continues to amaze me, the endurance and dedication with which many of you have given of your TIME to quietly serve in the nursery, the kitchen, working outdoors, teaching, praying, leading, scrubbing, greeting etc without expecting accolades from others but longing for the words “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Over the course of the past year, Stewardship has undertaken on a few projects: roof shingle replacement, front concrete steps repairs and updated office equipment. We have stalled on the Electrical conduit water penetration repairs because of higher than expected costs. We are in the process of re-evaluating before proceeding further. There are many other items that need attention and we look to Him for guidance in all that we do. Our finances have also strengthened because of a few special one-time donations.
Again, our thanks and admiration goes to all our brothers and sisters, who give their enthusiasm, their time and energy, their talents and gifts, their prayers and their financial resources “so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God” (2 Cor. 4:15). Let’s go then and make this day “a day of general Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed” as proclaimed by the Canada’s parliament on January 31, 1957.
Going forward, our prayer is that we will continue to support one another, as we together stand for the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ in Agincourt. As we celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family, let us fix our eyes on Christ, and Christ alone, the author and perfecter of our faith. Happy Thanksgiving.
Your servants in Christ,
Sue Clements, Stuart Daniels, Bob Davies, Susan Monahan, Samuel Jackson, Chris Liew