At our February meeting, the Vestry finalized this year’s operating budget, which supports our parish’s worship and music, pastoral care and teaching ministries, outreach efforts, and covers office expenses and staff salary. In short this is what it will cost St. Boniface to be a strong parish, equipping ourselves and serving God’s people. We anticipate expenses to total $1,034,581. Tapping into operating reserves could cover the projected $103,581 shortfall, but doing so will nearly exhaust them. Instead, we ask parishioners to prayerfully consider their support for this wonderful parish. If you haven’t already pledged, won’t you do so now? If you have pledged, perhaps you can increase your pledge or make a special gift? Detailed copies of the budget are available online here or in the church office. For information on the budget, contact your Vestry. For information on pledging contact Betsie Danner (941-349-5616 x318).