As publicized over the past six months, our goal as a congregation is to retire our mortgage debt by December 31, 2019. Approximately $103,000 has been contributed since April 2019, putting us about halfway to our goal. Should the Lord allow us to meet this challenge, we will celebrate his goodness to us through a mortgage burning ceremony as part of our New Year’s Eve service. If you would like to contribute, please mark your envelope “Debt Retirement” and make checks payable to St. John’s. We are thankful for the generosity of everyone who has contributed thus far, and we ask for your prayers as we continue to work toward fully paying off our school facility by the end of 2019.