“A New Song” Pledge Campaign
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Dear Members and Friends of Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church,
As we continue to emerge from some of the most turbulent disruption and uncertainty placed on our hearts, minds, and souls, we hold fast to hope. As a part of Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, we rejoice that we always have our church family to not only spiritually connect with, but also to help remind us that God holds onto us during the good and the bad days. We rejoice that we are in this together!
Psalm 40: 1-3 reminds us that God is not done with us yet. Although things may have once looked grim and bleak, God’s truth and Word will hold us until eternity. Indeed, God’s word fills our hearts with joy and assures us that God is always beside us, teaching us a new song!
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
What we hear: We at OGPC have been waiting for, and wondering about, many things. When will Covid be over, and things go back to “normal?” What will our “new normal” even look like? What is our mission and vision? In all the waiting and wondering, God has been inclining toward us. It may not have been easy to recognize all the time, but even in our doubt, wonder, and waiting, God has heard us!
He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog,
What we hear: Just as God draws out the psalmist from the pit, God is drawing us out too! Do you sometimes feel like these last few years have been like a miry bog?!?! Wondering where God has been? As we slowly emerge back to a new normal, we have the opportunity (and the promise!) to be placed back on solid ground with vision and direction for a bright future.
…and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
What we hear: With our feet set securely upon a rock (could this be a symbol of God?), it is time to move forward.
God put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
What we hear: YES, we are emerging on solid ground and yes, we have a NEW SONG TO SING! What is this new song, you may ask? It is certainly not the old one, but a new one filled with hope, joy, and new life! We are all learning this new song, right now. In a way, it’s like we are all singing improvisation together!
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.
What we hear: What song does the world need to hear? What hope do we have to share, and to sing about? The song that God is giving us is not just for those of us here at Old Greenwich. God has put our feet on solid ground for us to sing this new song for friends and strangers to hear, and to invite them to join in singing!
As we lean forward together, learning to sing this new song, we find God singing back to us in creation, in our relationships with one another, in our children and youth, and through music and arts. In our book studies, choral concerts, guest musicians, outdoor worship services, Sunday school programs, youth group partnerships with College Hill Presbyterian Church and the Greenwich Nursery School, blessing of the animals services - just to name a few! - we hear God singing, and we hear the song together.
Will you sing a new song with us?
We hope to expand this vision in 2023 and beyond, and hope each of you join us on this journey!
Here is a place to begin the song: make a pledge to financially support the work and vision of OGPC which strengthens our connection to God, to one another, and to our community.
If you already pledge, consider increasing your pledge by $10 per week. What can you sacrifice weekly to share $10 more? (A Starbuck’s coffee is about $10!)
Please respond today to financially support the great work OGPC has done and will continue to do with your help in the coming year!
- Mail your pledge card to the church office or return to the offering plate during a worship service;
- Fill out your pledge amount here;
- Make your pledge now by Visiting Our Donation Page »
With hope, joy, and gratitude,
Your Discipleship Committee
Elder Al Mario, Elder Lisa Gray, Adrianne Carbin & Pastor Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy