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United we shall rebuild...

Written by Josephine Minas   

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am sure that you are all encouraged as I am at the wonderful vision of Our New Church Building. It is a blessing that the Lord has continued to bless our church community in many ways, and for that I praise God for His goodness.

I am excited at yet another wonderful opportunity to be a part of a family, a church, and an environment that brings Hope for our current and future generation. On Sunday November 20th, 2011, we will all have the opportunity to fulfill an integral role in the rebuilding of our church. I invite you to be part of sponsoring various items that will be used in the Church’s sacraments.  This is an opportunity to leave a lasting memory with your individual name, family name, or children’s names engraved on items that will be used for God’s glory. What a legacy that will be for you and your family. Future generations will look back and know that it is because of you that they are able to have a place to worship, that it is because of you that they have a place to baptize their children, that it is because of you that they have a place to marry and be married. What a legacy indeed and what a blessed way to be remembered.

This event will provide an opportunity for you to sponsor items for the new church.  Can you imagine your grand daughter or grand son sitting on the very seat that you choose to sponsor? What great fortune to be apart of! As you select your items, focus on how good God has been to you. Focus not on what you are giving, but on how much more God continues to bless you with, how much more God continues to allow us to enjoy.  I encourage you to join me in stepping up and owning the responsibility that the Lord has given us. The responsibility of building our church, of furnishing our church, and of creating a sanctuary worthy of the blessings God has bestowed on us all.

Before you make a selection of an item, close your eyes and think of the most beautiful church you have ever been in. How did it make you feel to be surrounded with such beauty in the House of the Lord? You now have a great chance in making the House of Lord – our church – a beautiful place of worship. You are invited to be part of the design team for the new church. I am encouraged by King David when he was buying material to build the Temple of the Lord, he said to Araunah in 1 Chronicles 21:24, "No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing." I urge you to give from your heart, to give from your abundance, and to give sacrificially. The timing is critical and the window is small. God has blessed us with a tremendous opportunity, and we need to act on it now.

Your donation will result in the restoration of our vibrant and active church family, revive services provided to the community like Holy Communion, Baptism, Marriage, Youth activities; as well as help us build a better bridge to our community. We bring people not to a building, but to Jesus Christ. My hope is to leave behind more than a nice building. My hope is to leave behind a legacy that makes people say, “Surely, those people knew Jesus Christ!” Thank you again for your continued and much needed support!

‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,' declares the LORD of hosts. ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I will give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts."  Haggai 2:8-9

In His Service,


Cor-Bishop Fr. George Bet Rasho


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