Giving and Growing in Mission


As we journey in faith and with our neighbors, we look for opportunities to encourage each other in steps that help us discover meaningful expressions of faith and vibrant life within us.  At Good Sam we always hope to walk along side each other as we talk and learn about faith and life together.

This year our theme is “Giving and Growing in Mission.”  Here are some activities and events to watch for:


  • Announcement of Consecration Sunday and invitation to attend our Celebration Meal on October 22nd.
  • A chance to think about your journey of faith and where God has been in it along the way.  Faith Journey Review  (print from .PDF format);
    Click Faith Journey Review to take the Review online (in Google Forms format).
  • Make a commitment to yourself and a pledge to invest in ministry, growth and mission in the coming year.
  • Eight stewardship moments during announcement time in Worship leading up to Consecration Sunday.

Consecration Sunday is October 22nd this year.  We hope you will join us in Worship at 9 A.M. for this shared effort to think about our faith lives and invest in growing in faith and mission in the coming year.  Also that morning we will celebrate our combined efforts during a brunch immediately following worship (about 10 A.M.) and simply enjoy each others company.  It will be a blessing to hear the results of our combined efforts and commitment to give and grow in mission in the coming year.

Giving to Shared Activities.  What we do here has impact.  It shapes our lives.  It overflows into the lives of people we touch and see.  It come through congregational activities and ministries that touch lives and it overflows into the lives of others where our synod and denominational ministries have impact.  Below is a video of one such impact.

Sustaining Each Other from ELCA on Vimeo.