Our church has chosen an exciting Pony Express program for this year’s financial stewardship campaign, which officially starts Sunday, November 12, when the Pony Express “Run” gets underway. The Pony Express method, used successfully in thousands of other churches nationwide, is styled after the famous Pony Express mail relay system. It relies heavily on team work.
Ed Rahe and Kim Boelling are heading the campaign as General Managers. Under their guidance there will be Trail Bosses, each of whom will oversee a neighborhood PX Route. Each family/individual will be asked to be a Route Rider, relaying a Saddlebag to a nearby family/individual.
You will receive the Saddlebag containing stewardship reading material and your “Estimate of Giving” card. After reading the material, you will want to fill out your card, seal it in an opaque envelope and insert the envelope in the Saddlebag. Then, you will be asked to hand-carry the Bag to the next family/individual on the Route List attached to the Bag Strap.
You will be able to make your decision about your giving to God through St. Paul’s Church in the privacy of your home, without another member of the church present to solicit your response.
The Pony Express theme was chosen because of the example set by the highly dedicated riders of the original Pony Express. In addition to their personal commitment, the secret of their success lay in their ability to work as a team – each rider dependent on the other to make the relay system work and speed the mail onto its next destination.
Likewise, the success of St. Paul’s Church depends on the dedication, commitment, and teamwork of each of our members. Please pray about your gratefulness to God and your commitment to St. Paul’s future.
Father Al Jewson
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.