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Even Greater Update

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I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:3-6


One of the joys of my job here at Shandon is seeing the faithfulness of our great God THROUGH YOU in the area of financial giving.  Shandon has always had a legacy of generosity, and this has certainly been evident through our EVEN GREATER initiative.  We are partnering together over the next two years to cover our budgeted ministry expenses, fund improvements in our Worship Center, and reduce our mortgage debt. 

The last weekend of March, we not only celebrated Dr. Lincoln's 38 years of ministry at Shandon and retirement, but we also took out first big step in reducing our mortgage debt with a $1 million payment to the bank.  What a great day in the life of our church! 




This could not have happened without the sacrificial giving of our Shandon family.  I am so grateful for those who are have stepped out in faith and grown in generosity this year – not only for the financial results, but knowing that this is a work of the Lord in your lives. 

If you are not yet participating in EVEN GREATER, I’d like to encourage you to join us. 

  1. Make an EVEN GREATER commitment.
    We invite you to join us in this faith endeavor! Learn more at
  2. Start giving.
    Maybe you’ve pledged but haven’t yet given toward that commitment. I invite you to experience what so many have already--God's faithfulness as we are faithful to fulfill our commitments to Him.  You can easily give online here.

 You can also visit the kiosk in the Gathering Place to find out more about EVEN GREATER or feel free to contact me directly at 782-1300 or if you have any questions. 

Thanks again for your amazing generosity and love for our church. 

God bless,

Buster Whitlock
Minister of Finance & Administration

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Prayer Opportunity for the Wrights

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Now, what do we do? 

We’ve been through months of preparation for exciting days ahead in the life of the Church and the Kingdom!  We’ve prayed individually and we’ve prayed together.  We’ve said goodbye to one faithful leader who has lead us to this point and now open our hearts to another who leads us into the bright future that God has for us!  These coming weeks are going to be filled with excitement and anticipation as we welcome the George Wright family into our church! 

Our Transition Team has worked hard in finding the heart of God and our new Pastor.  What can we as a congregation do that will make a difference?  That’s an easy one … PRAY! 

What is more important at this time than to pray for our new Pastor and his family and for the huge Sundays ahead with Palm Sunday, The Eucharist and Easter?  Transition is not only happening here, but it’s happening in the Wright household as well as they turn the chapter of ministry and begin here at Shandon. 

For a little over a year, several men have been meeting periodically on Saturday morning to pray for our church.  There is no more important time than now to spend time praying for God to do what only He can do.  

I would like to invite you, men and women, to join me for either or both of the next two Saturdays to spend about 45 minutes praying for these exciting days. 

We meet in the Worship Center at 7:00 am… that’s right… 7:00 am and will prayer walk the building, pray corporately and privately and “cover” Shandon in prayer.  We would love for you to come.  I hope to see you here at 7:00 am!  God honors the fervent prayer of His people!

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