An Update on Stewardship from The Rev. Jay Biedenharn

Dear Saint John’s family,

I am writing on behalf of the vestry and staff of Saint John’s Episcopal Church to thank you for your financial support for 2021. If you have pledged your support, thank you. Your commitment to Saint John’s is already being used this year to do great work in our parish.

We are almost to our goal of $1,270,000 in pledged giving. We need your help to finish this stewardship campaign on a high note. If you have not yet pledged, I would ask you to prayerfully consider making a pledge of support. We need the commitment of every person here to reach the bright future God has in store for Saint John’s.

As the world slowly moves into the post-pandemic world, your staff and vestry have identified four key areas in our parish that need our attention:

  • We are revisioning the Parish Life Center. We are committed to meeting the needs of the parish and the community.
  • Soon we’re calling a new Organist- Choirmaster. We’re going to find the right person to continue our rich musical heritage and lead our music program into the next chapter.
  • We will be updating the parish website and live streaming capability. The website and live stream are now the front door at the corner of Central and Greer.
  • You’ve spoken and we’ve listened. We’re adding a youth formation staff person in 2021 to build on the great work Allison Pace has begun.

Each of these exciting developments in the life of our parish will take financial resources to accomplish. Many of you have already made your pledge and I am grateful for you and your support. If you have not yet made a pledge, please email Penny Vincent, our Financial Manager, at pennyv [at] stjohnsmemphis [dot] org

There is no time like the present to be at Saint John’s.

By God’s grace, I remain your rector,

James Phelan Biedenharn III +


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