CMO gifts show increase

Congregation Mission Offerings (CMO) for September totaled $1,718,829, an increase of more than $280,000 (plus 19.5 percent) over the previous year. Year to date, CMO receipts are $14,283,643 compared to $13,945,002 at the same point in 2013. This represents an increase of 2.4 percent.

Overall, congregations are keeping pace with their commitments through September, with total gifts representing 101 percent of what was committed.

We thank God for moving his people to share so generously in their gifts to support the work we do together as a synod. We can also thank our congregations, members, and called workers for their faithfulness in their stewardship efforts.

As we enter the time of year when many congregations are emphasizing our God-given mission, this news can be a wonderful reminder not only of God’s continuing gracious work among us but also of the many opportunities he is giving us to take the saving gospel to as many people as possible.

Serving with you in Christ,
President Mark Schroeder