Stewardship: Giving of Time, Talent and Treasure
God's various gifts are handed out everywhere, they all originate in God's Spirit. God's various ministries are carried out everywhere, but they all originate in God's Spirit. God's various expressions of power are in action everywhere, but God is behind it all.
Each person is given something to do that shows who God is. Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!
The variety is wonderful: wise counsel, clear understanding, simple trust, healing the sick, miraculous acts, proclamation, distinguishing between spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues.
All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. Who decides who gets what, and when. Everything we give was given to us by our creator and our own generosity stems from the generosity of God. (Loosely translated from 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11)
Giving of Time and Talent
We are a vibrant community and you are a part of it. Having you here contributes to our life and strength, and your presence is a gift to the church. Our parish ministries require your financial support, but also your participation to create a vibrant faith community that not only lives the Word of God, but also lives out Jesus’ actions. As you explore the opportunities for participating in our many ministries, please consider your commitment prayerfully. True stewardship is a spiritual act, to be considered from the perspective of “how can I return to God the blessings God has bestowed on me” rather than “I really don’t have time for this, but I guess I should do something.” Yes, you should do something, but you should do it out of pleasure and thanks to God, not guilt.