Stewardship

 

This year’s theme is Celebrating Generous Spirits.

Responding to God’s love by caring for what God has given us.

Each Liturgical Season, Stewardship will share a focus scripture, quote, book  or suggested activity,

February/March-Lent

Generous spirits embody a generosity helping and allowing others to do what they desire in the pursuit of their dreams and goals, or sometimes just to help them survive with dignity.
1 Timothy 6:18- “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
April – Easter

Extending generosity to ourselves and others gladdens our heart, is a direct way of healing division, and brings joy. –Christina Feldman, Heart of Wisdom, Mind of Calm  // stewardship-update the brochure
Proverbs 22:9- “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
May-Day of Pentecost

What’s the difference between “stewardship” and “generosity”?  Generosity focuses on the spiritual qualities of the giver, derived from the generosity of God, rather than on the church’s need for money.
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
June-August-Pentecost I

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”–Acts 20:35-

Proverbs 11:25 “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
September-October-Pentecost II 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
November-Advent 2 Corinthians 9:11 “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
December 2022/January 2023-Christmas and Epiphany 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 “Giving is an act of worship before God.”

 

In Peace and Love,

Paula Baines. Jane Harburger, and Gerri Stinson

Stewardship

Logo by Paula Baines

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