Paul the Apostle Was a Horrible Record Keeper

I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)  —Cor 1:14-16.

The Apostle Paul’s gifts for ministry were not in keeping accurate records. Fortunately we have people at Gloria Dei who work on keeping proper records of finances, baptisms, membership rolls, and many other aspects of church life. These people also make sure that we get the news of Gloria Dei, and they prepare our bulletins and other materials. Your gifts and pledges to our General Fund help support these people in their work.

As you consider your pledge or estimate of giving for 2022, be thankful for good and accurate record-keeping and for all the people working behind the scenes for our church.

Message from Gloria Dei Stewardship Committee, Nov. 3, 2021