Hi, I’m Margaret Pendley, a member of St. Alban’s (originally of the 110:15 service persuasion), and I was recently challenged to make lemonade from a lemon. You see, last month I broke my right foot in NINE PLACES, and will be wearing a series of casts for the next 8 weeks (the lemon). I decided to sell advertising space on these casts to raise funds for the St. Alban’s Clergy Discretionary Funds (the lemonade).
Fr. Jeff, Fr. Paul, and Deacon Theresa receive a small stipend each year in the budget to use at their discretion to answer the needs of God’s children, both inside and outside of our church. I myself have been the recipient of its bounty when Fr. Jeff sent me an amazingly relevant book when I was going through a rough patch. These stipends are usually supplemented over the year by donations that they receive for officiating at weddings, funerals, and other religious services. Well, as you can imagine, COVID has put a serious dent into this ministry for them, so I thought it would be a grand thing on our part to help them out.
Below is a partial shot of the first cast, with parishioners’ signatures, and the latest edition with LOTS of open space.
You can either come to my house and sign it yourself, or send me your signature request via email or snail mail. Minimum requested donation is $1, but feel free to give more! As a bonus, if you’re in the mood to hear some of the hilarious stories of how some of these signatures got on these casts, you can give me a call! My contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org,.
Come enjoy a lovely glass of lemonade with me!