RESTORE – Our Money Story, Our One Story

Week Four Journal – RESTORE – Our Money Story, Our One Story
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Week Four Journal – RESTORE– This PDF file is the fifth and final of the weekly Journals which you received in the weekly emails. They are all gathered here as a convenient way to locate them. Each week in worship, Morton and Sue invite you to reflect on a theme of the week, as we remember, release, reimagine and restore the way we think about money – which we hope will give us some insight into how we think about ourselves and our world.

This past Sunday, November 8th, was Commitment Sunday. We ask that everyone please make your best effort to return a Commitment Form to the Pledge Secretary this week.

In worship on Sunday, we celebrated commitment by welcoming our 2020 Confirmation Class! We’re very excited, because this class of young people has already lived their commitment to Christ by waiting so long to make their public profession of faith. Their Confirmation Sunday was scheduled for March, just when the Covid lock-down began. Our Confirmands patient commitment inspires our own!

The scripture texts this week invited us to consider how simple actions can restore relationships and purpose. In the Week Four Journal, I am drawn to Hannah Garrity’s discussion of the story of the miraculous catch – and how changing one small action can weave a safety net.

At the bottom of this page is a link to the 2021 Commitment Form. It’s a fillable form, so you can fill it out, save it, and email it to our Pledge Secretary, Ed Blacka, at Or you can print it and mail it to the church office.

You can save these files in a folder on your desktop. You might call it My Money Story. Week by week as each of us considers how our ideas about money shape how we use it, hoard it, offer it, spend it or avoid it – your reflections are a piece of our congregation’s money story.

Thanks for adding your chapter!

Peace be with you!
Pastor Sue

Together, we are writing the one story that God is yearning for us to realize. Thank you for your commitment to the 2021 Mission and Ministry Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County.

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Sunday, November 14 – Thank and Tell Sunday

2021 Commitment Form

This year, please use this commitment form in place of the paper forms we have used in years before.

Return your form to the church by mail or letter drop, or email it to Thank you for your commitment to the Mission and Ministry Fund!

First Presbyterian Church of Howard Country
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia, Maryland 21045