Message from the Principal
Using Our Gifts For Service
First Peter 4:10 from the Bible is both a challenging and motivating verse: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” This verse outlines three truths. First of all, each one of us has received a gift (or gifts) from God. Second, we are to serve others. Finally, we are to be good stewards in administering God’s grace, which has been entrusted to us.
With God’s help we discover what gifts we have to use in service to others. For some it may be a special talent such as music, artistic ability, carpentry, teaching, organizing, technology skills – the list is almost endless. Then we must find the time to use that gift for others. It may be that the time and/or the talent may not be possible or available at certain times in our life. We can still serve and be good stewards of God’s grace in another way – through the sharing of our “treasure”. Sometimes we can best serve God and further His Kingdom through our financial gifts. If you fall into this category and love what our school does for children, consider supporting the Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School Foundation.
The Foundation was established in 2016 as an endowment fund with the purpose of creating a permanent funding source for student tuition assistance for Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School. The intent is to distribute approximately 4% of the fund’s value each April to the school to be used toward tuition assistance. The Foundation is grateful to announce its first cash distribution of $2,805 for student tuition assistance for the 2018/2019 school year. As the size of the Foundation grows, we look forward to the annual distribution also growing larger and larger. Your contribution will create a lasting legacy that assists families in giving their children a Christian education at Pilgrim. If you would like to contribute, please contact the school office 503-644-8697 or Doug Hilken, Foundation president at 503-707-2480. Information can also be found on the web: www.infaithfound.org/pilgrimfoundation.
Christ’s Blessings to You,
Jim Riedl, Principal Mentor