I have been asked by the Council to report this information to you, in hopes you can help.
Our Checking account, as of March 30, 2021 has $2,193.93.
We are taking in an average of $4,294.25 for the first 3 months of this church year.
Our expenses are an average of $4,424.66 for the same period of time.
This means, we are overspending what we are taking in by an average of $130.41. I know this does not seem like a lot, but we are supplementing our monthly revenue with the Pulpit Supply Grant, which only has $4,571,00 left in it. It is costing us an average of $1,302.00 to have a Pastor here. At this rate, we will need to find this money in another place by the middle of July. We have been fortunate in that we have received grants for the past 3 years to help cover this cost. We did not this year.
The council decided today, 4-11-21, that we would start having more Lay Services, but this is only a temporary fix. If you can find it in your heart to give a little more, we are going to need it to survive.
If you have any suggestions, please let one of the council members know.
I hate reporting information like this to you, but we are approaching a critical stage of keeping this church an active part of the Fernley Community.
Recap Time. If you aren't doing all of these, you should go back and read the previous newsletters and follow
Birthdays this Month
9th - Brandy Keys
29th - Charlette Pritchard
Please contact to Verl-Lee Ely at 775-575-2933 or Sunni Leggate 775-835-3951, to have a prayer added to the Prayer Chain, or to provide an update about a person already on the list. You can also contact Verl-Lee or Sunni if you would like to join the prayer chain committee. This list will be updated monthly, and if a prayer you have submitted needs to remain a little longer, please let us know.
Please pray for healing and comfort for:
Mavis and Don Burgess
Ralph and Mary Chaney
Judy Crawford and her daughter
Pastor Mike Patterson
The family of Nancy Lautenschlager
The friends and family of Joya
The Sunshine Committee needs your assistance, to better serve the Church family. Our Committee is responsible to reaching out by issuing get well cards, and thinking of you cards (to those who we haven’t seen for a while)
Letting us know, we can be sure to reach out to our Church Community
Letting our community know that Gift of Grace Lutheran Church truly cares about our Congregation.
Monday Nights 6:30—8:00 at the home of Bob and Verl-Lee Ely