Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him (Colossians 2:6).
Thank you for your ongoing faithfulness to the mission and ministry of Zion. You are vital to our common life--in worship, in the offering of your talents and through your commitment to giving. Your gift will help draw more people into a closer walk with God and with one another.
On Sunday, October 5th, we began a six-week annual giving campaign: Walking the Way. You will hear from me and from fellow parishioners of how the practice of giving is essential to following the Way of Jesus. During this time, we will encourage one another to grow in our awareness of the many gifts God has bestowed upon us, including the gift of our Savior and the gift of this faith community.
We are a pilgrim people, meaning together we strive and support one another in taking on the mind of Christ. Jesus called himself "the Way." A popular refrain that is said on the pilgrims' journey is "the Way is made by walking." Transformation comes through practice.
This year, In invite you to pray these words--the Way is made by walking--over the next six weeks, and see how the Holy Spirit calls you.
I give thanks to have travelling companions in you as we walk the Way of Jesus.
Your Rector, John+
The Rev. John S. Mitchell