By Howard Young Aug 20, 2006
I couldnâ€™t believe my eyes. â€œFive hundred thirty-seven dollars and twenty-nine cents,â€ I cried. I thoughtfully pushed aside the Edison bill wondering how to save electricity this month. Perhaps our three Dachshunds donâ€™t need to watch TV when were away at work.
Itâ€™s not hard to imagine Jim Lieberknechtâ€™s expression when he opened up this monthâ€™s Edison bill. Like all of us, rising electricity prices effects Holy Trinity the same way. Running the church office is very expensive with computers, copiers and other office equipment operating throughout the day fueling that electric bill.
With the sudden surge in our expenses itâ€™s often difficult on fixed budgets to keep our commitments to Christâ€™s ministry. Sadly, we sometimes have to resort to cutting back our tithes just to make ends meet.
We often overlook ways to save money to offset increased expenses. Turning off lights, carpooling to work, and clipping coupons sure help the bottom line.
But did you know that by simply signing up to receive an online copy of the Tempo instead of a printed copy, you could help reduce Holy Trinityâ€™s monthly expenses?
Every month, it costs $125 to print, address and mail out a copy of the Tempo to each family on the mailing list. Signing up for the online copy and removing your name from the list lowers the cost and expense of producing and mailing the Tempo.
To signup for online Tempo delivery, supply your email address in the signup form located at http://www.htlcto.org/newsletter. You will get a confirmation email back from Holy Trinity to confirm your subscription. Once a month you will get a new email notice when a new version of the Tempo is available.
After trying the online Tempo for 90 days, weâ€™ll send you an opt-out email where you can take your name off the printed copy mailing list if you decide the online version is for you.
Weâ€™re all trying to meet our monthly budgets â€” at home and at Church â€” making our dollar stretch a little further. Turn off those lights your not using and sign up for the Tempo at http://www.htlcto.org/newsletter.