Consecration Sunday—May 19—marks the conclusion of the stewardship effort for the 2019-20 budget year. On that date we return estimate of giving cards (received earlier by mail) with the amount that our prayer, reflection and family discussion suggested as the figure we would give back to God. That response is our grateful thanks to a forgiving God whose grace buoys daily living and sends us out into the world each day with the confidence that He is always by our side.
Those moments when you are considering your contribution can well be spent in the Memorial Prayer Garden, a place of quiet solitude and reassuring surroundings. Or on a walk through the Shepherd Labyrinth, set aside for the timeless exercise of spending moments with God, praying quietly, and feeling the peace which surrounds you there.
If you are unable to attend May 19 worship, please return the card to the church office, or mail it to Shepherd of the Sierra, 5400 Barton Road, Loomis, CA 95650.