Scroll Stories: The Rev. Morgan Allen
Scroll Story: Sunday, October 16
My name is Morgan Allen, and my wife, Missy; my son, Michael; and my daughter, Ginna; and I are excited to sign the scroll because we want to celebrate our commitment to Good Shepherd.
Our children have now grown up with this project in our living room and in our backyard: we’ve been under construction for a third (!) of Ginna’s life, and we have breathed this effort’s planning, staging, and execution for five, solid years. Looking forward to the setting of the cornerstone on November 20, and our return to the church on Christmas Eve, we want to give thanks with our immediate family, and with our whole church community. I can’t wait for us to take up our pens during the Offertory of the 10:30a service on November 6, and add our names to the scroll!
This Sunday’s promise is, “We will live generously, stewarding our gifts and resources in support of the Church and the well-being of all creation.” While – especially with a Seventh Grader and a Fourth Grader in the home! – we have no shortage of expenses, we choose to make our annual pledge a priority. We want our children to witness us “living generously,” even sacrificially so.
We understand the importance of our 2017 pledge in support of the parish’s ministry, and as a continuing expression of our gratitude for the life we enjoy in this special church. God has been so good to us, and we want to be faithful in return. We will increase our significant gift this year, and, by it, look forward to enjoying our share in the ministries of Good Shepherd, from Windsor, to Woodland, and beyond.
We Allens hope you will choose to make your 2017 pledge and sign the scroll, too!
We will live generously, stewarding our gifts and resources in support of the Church and the well-being of all creation.
The Widow’s Mite, Luke 21:1-4
“He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”