On Sunday, during announcement time, “Pony Express Rider” Kim Boelling rode her pony up the aisle of the church, captivating those present with her prowess in handling her pony and demonstrating to all the workings of the Saddlebags. Trail Bosses and members were on hand last Sunday for a Pot-luck Breakfast and that same afternoon, Trail Bosses began the circulation of the Saddlebags. Kim says Trail Bosses report most families are relaying the Bags within 24 hours after they get them, just as requested.
A progress report will be given during announcement time this coming Sunday.
Our General Managers say that members of our church seem pleased to fill in cards on which they “estimate” their giving, instead of signing pledge cards.
If the Saddlebag has not yet reached your home, please be patient. It should arrive in the next few days! When it does come to you, please act quickly in filling in your Estimate Card and passing the Saddlebag on to the next family listed on the Bag strap.
You who are parents of youth and elementary age children are requested to encourage them to filling their own estimates of giving. Cards for them will be found in your envelope in the Saddlebag. Let’s help these young persons establish now the spiritual habit of definite and regular giving – with the prayer that this practice will continue throughout their lives.
~ Fr. Al Jewson