When members and friends of St. Paul’s Episcopal heard the call as the pandemic began, they gave.And when the pandemic continued, they gave again and keep on giving — to the Glory of God and the continued operation of this church and its mission.Though St. Paul’s remains closed for now, the demands on Mother Kathleen’s time and energy remain — and are even greater under the circumstances. But the parish has responded magnificently.As of late August, pledge payments to the church are only slightly behind what the Vestry budgeted late last year, before anyone thought about a pandemic. That is amazing and wonderful, at a time when church services are available only through streaming! It speaks to the great generosity of this church family, to be giving so despite the economic havoc and uncertainty of this year.Thank you all so much! We are making plans for re-opening when conditions allow. And we are carrying on with our church year and the current Season of Creation. And we pray that St. Paul’s can emerge from this year stronger than ever!
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
To contribute to St. Paul’s and its mission, please see https://stpaulsbremerton.org/