Please join us for our summer “Cabin Campaign!”

Please join us for our summer “Cabin Campaign!”

Summer means travel for many of us.  Please keep Peace Lutheran in mind as you are away this summer.  You are invited to join the “Cabin Campaign”.  In this stewardship journey, those of us who know we have scheduled vacations, trips and times at the cabin, taking us away from worship at Peace this summer, are asked to please consider making an additional financial gift to Peace.  The suggested donation is $500.  If you join the campaign, let Pastor Valerie know by text, email, or cell call.  We have done an excellent job of managing a strong financial footing, and we want to carry that trend throughout the summer months, so this fall, as programs and expenses increase, we are ready to meet the challenge.

Pastor Valerie
Cell:  612-280-6493     Email:  bvalerie65@yahoo.com
A note from our Church Treasurer, David Westlund:
I want to thank our congregation and Foundational Givers for a successful Lenten giving campaign.  Your generous donations and support exceeded our expectations, and have made a substantial difference in Peace Lutheran’s finances for 2022.  I also want to thank Pastor Valerie and our Church staff for their efforts in keeping expenses low, in this inflationary environment.  Overall Church expenses in 2022 are currently -2.8% below budget, year to date.
Envelope and First Fruits Giving has been an area of weakness, however, and is currently -13.1% below budget, year to date.  We are also experiencing higher than budgeted utility costs, especially with electricity and natural gas, with the latter more than 33% higher than last year.  Your ongoing giving and gifts are needed to help support our Church and ministries throughout the year.  The Peace Lutheran Finance Committee supports Pastor Valerie’s “Cabin Campaign” as a reminder to give over the summer months.  Please also consider First Fruits as a way to give on a continual basis.  
Thank you to all of you who have responded, and who are planning to give.  
First Fruits:  Now more than ever is a good time to sign up for First Fruits automatic giving.  Your First Fruits contributions are not charged processing fees and help us throughout the year.
Thank you again for your continued financial support of Peace Lutheran.
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