Stewardship

Stewardship

This year we have recognized many parishioners who honor their commitment to St. Paul’s by being stewards of their time and talent. We have thanked the members of the Altar Guild, the Choir, the Ushers, and many other groups. Now we turn our attention to the “treasure” aspect of our stewardship. On October 6th we officially begin our annual stewardship campaign. The pledges made during this campaign account for the vast majority of the funds required to fund St. Paul’s operating budget, i.e., utilities, salaries, maintenance, etc. The biblical standard for giving is the tithe. The tithe is the first fruits of one’s life and labor and reaches toward 10% of one’s income. Whether we have much or little is not as important as the possibility of making our money available for the work of God. When Jesus fed five thousand people with only two fish and five loaves of bread, he was showing us how God’s love can multiply the effects of our generosity. So no matter how much or how little we have, give generously to further God’s work thru St. Paul’s. Whether “generously” means $5.00 or $5,000.00 is not important. What is important is that we each share ourselves for Jesus’ ministry. Yes, each of us. The Apostle Paul reminded us “You will be enriched in every way for your generosity.” (2 Cor. 9:11) – Carl Ragsdale, David Clawson – Chairs

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