Diaconate Mercy Fund: Special Offering

December 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008
The Diaconate Special Offering provides an opportunity for members and regular attendees to sacrificially give to the Diaconate Mercy Fund at all five services. Our Mercy Fund enables our deacons and deaconesses to meet the concrete and visible needs of those in our congregation who are experiencing financial, physical, social and spiritual hardships. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this vital ministry of mercy, which supports men, women and children who are in need of care.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Grace has to do with man’s merits, but mercy has to do with man’s misery. God’s mercy is that aspect of his nature which moves him to relieve suffering and misery. “Mercy” is the impulse that makes us sensitive to hurts and lacks in others and makes us desire to alleviate them. These “hurts or lacks” we call needs.   – Tim Keller, Ministries of Mercy

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