September 2, 2012
Dear Friends of Riverside Covenant Church,
I want to extend a huge thank you to all who helped with Family Promise in any way this past week. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is indeed blessed to have your congregation as our support church in this ministry. A special thank you goes to Linda Bogan for her faithful service in coordinating volunteers from RCC. But I want you all to know what a privilege it is to be serving God together with you by loving and caring for His children in need.
This week has been especially sad for our congregation. Three of our long-time members passed away this week—two rather unexpectedly. One was a scheduled Family Promise volunteer. Although we expect that they have gone into the loving arms of our heavenly Father, we are still very sad because we will greatly miss them. But you have lightened our heavy hearts.
Knowing of our losses, the volunteers from RCC have really stepped up to fill in and help us cover all of the needs of the two struggling families who were housed in the program this week. You should be very proud of the outreach efforts of your congregation. Please know that your time and effort have blessed the guests, our congregation, and me personally, more than words can really express.
In Christ’s service,
Family Promise Coordinator
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church