from the 2015 Stewardship Committee…
Isaiah speaks of God’s preference for the poor, outcast and weak. He paints a vision of the Kingdom of God on earth, as it is in heaven, establishing justice for all people but especially those who are burdened by physical, social or economic circumstances:
[su_quote]Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.[/su_quote]
We are challenged with making this reality in our midst as proof of our faith. Just as Jesus reached out to touch and heal the deaf and the mute, we too are to reach out and present the Kingdom of God in our midst.
As stewards of our faith we are called to act in the reversal of fortune of the unfortunate with the same perseverance and universal grace God pours out upon the whole world through Jesus welcoming all people to God’s table.
So whom will we welcome at God’s table this coming year at St. Thomas?
How will we present the Kingdom of God on earth with our acts of faith?
We are entering into the time of year to reflect upon our own gifts and what we can pledge of ourselves. The call to action of this year’s stewardship campaign is for us to pledge our energies, skills and financial resources to sustaining and growing the ministries of St. Thomas in order to continue to create a welcoming table for all in our community.
Throughout this season’s Stewardship Campaign, we will be highlighting and celebrating the many ministries that make up our beloved community. This celebration will continue with the Stewardship Luncheon on Sunday, October 25.
We will then present our pledges at the altar on All Saint’s Sunday, November 1.
We ask you to keep in mind that good stewardship begets good stewardship. Please reflect gratefully and thoughtfully on what you and your family can contribute to the St. Thomas church community in the coming year.
Ann, Paul & John
Ann Kopischke, Paul Barics, and John Pietrzyk
2015 Stewardship Committee
QUESTIONS or NEED ASSISTANCE?
If you have any questions or would like to request a pledge card, Contact Us and select “Stewardship” from the drop-down menu.
Additional pledge cards are also available in a wall display located in the Narthex at the entrance to the Sanctuary, see Directions and Campus Map.