1 Peter 4:10--Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.
The birding enthusiasts in Johnson County regularly count more than 50 species of birds in one day's outing. Club members love to search the waterways, the grasslands, the woodlands, and their own back yards for rare and recurring species. They list shore birds, waterfowl, raptors, humming birds, songbirds, and more. One could say the birders recognize the MANIFOLD list of birds.
In 1 Peter, the word MANIFOLD translates the Greek word--poikilos-- meaning diverse and abundant. Like the many species of birds, the apostle Peter highlights grace in many forms. Some grace comes in physical or financial resources; some comes in talents or relationships. Other grace unfolds through suffering and perseverance. Any gift we have in life is grace from God. Even i poverty, we find gifts of grace.
During the month of October, we will review our individual and collective goals for stewardship in 2018. Your feedback is important to the process. Here are some ways to be involved.
- Look for our church-wide email about the financial goals of the campaign, or find copies at the church office.
- Read 1 Peter and discuss stewardship in your small group.
- Join us October 22 during the Sunday school hour for a presentation with members of the session and finance teams.
- Attend one of the Commitment Services on Sunday, November 5.
Please pray about your stewardship commitment in 2018. Ask, "God, how can I use my personal and financial gifts to serve others through the ministries at St. Andrew?"
We request you submit your pledge by November 15. We need many different gifts to grown and nurture our church family. Like bird enthusiasts, we search for grace and blessings amongst each other.
The Stewardship Team
Christina Donelson and Bruce Walker, co-chairs
Kathy Duys, personnel
Paul Heidger, mission, outreach, and service
Marshall Lagani, finance
Kelly Lamb, finance
Doug Wildes, at large
You can view a snapshot of our financial picture twice a month in the weekly Mini-Messenger and monthly in the Messenger newsletter along with the news of how your giving is working for God's glory. Come see how the fruits of your stewardship are flourishing by visiting the News page on our website.