Over the last few years, we have seen amazing things happen at Trinity on the Hill. New Christians, young and old, have been baptized into the faith. The voices of young children ring out in the pews and the hallways. New members across every generation have found their spiritual home here. Sometimes, just before we say the final prayer at communion, I get distracted by all of the wonderful faces I see in the pews. I am eternally grateful to be serving Christ with you.
As we are continuing the work of the Strategic Visioning Process, the time is right for us to reclaim our identity as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement here in Los Alamos. To that end, the theme for our Stewardship Campaign this year is WeAreTrinity. New ministries are emerging while older ministries are being revitalized. New members bring a fresh perspective on what it means to be a member of Trinity on the Hill. We have refined our mission statement in response to what you, members of the congregation, have identified as the most important and life-giving elements of our congregation.
WeAreTrinity aims to celebrate all that God is doing in our midst. It is a way of capturing who we are, in all of our wonderful diversity and uniqueness, and centering us on a common mission that will take us into the future.
Moving forward, into the future to which God is calling us, depends on your financial generosity. We ask that you begin to prayerfully consider how financially generous you can be in order to support the ministry of this parish. In early November, pledge cards for 2019 will be sent out. On Sunday, November 18th, Consecration Sunday, we will bring our financial commitments before the Lord, asking for a blessing on our parish as we move into a bright future.
We believe that God is the provider of an abundance of resources for ministry and missions. Our congregation is rich in faith, in service, in love, in talent, in life experience, in care for one another and in financial capability. These are just a few of the key elements we wish to highlight as we reclaim our identity and exclaim, with a loud voice, WeAreTrinity.
Christopher Adams, Rector