Stewardship Luncheon – Sunday, Oct. 27th @ Noon

Please join us for St. Thomas’ annual Stewardship Luncheon that will feature a piping hot Baked Potato (& Salad) Bar with presentation of the church’s finances to help guide our pledging plans for the upcoming year.

Date & Time

Sunday, October 27th – immediately following the 10:30 am service.

Location

The Luncheon will be offered in Cowans Hall across from the church sanctuary.

See Directions & Campus Map

Luncheon Menu

Parish Event Planners will set up a Baked Potato (& Salad) Bar where you can load a hot baked potato with your choice of condiments. The same yummy ingredients may also be added to salad greens for a salad instead of (or in addition to) a baked potato.

Cookies for dessert, and coffee, tea, and punch will complete the menu.

Presentation

During the luncheon, there will be a brief presentation of the status of our church finances and the projected budget for the coming year, to help each of us in our contemplation of our pledges for 2020.

Pledge Sunday

Pledges will be presented on Sunday, November 3rd.

Pledge Cards

If you would like to consider offering a pledge of support for St. Thomas, you are welcome to pick-up a pledge card. These will be in-gathered on Pledge Sunday noted above on November 3rd.

Pledge Cards are available on the back table in the Narthex (in plain speak: just inside the church’s big red doors to the right). Thank you in advance for your care and prayerful consideration.

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Stewardship Events – Oct 25th & Nov 1st

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.

With gratitude,
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.

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Stewardship Campaign 2014

Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas

What are you grateful for at St. Thomas? The 2014 Stewardship Campaign focuses on gratitude for the community of St. Thomas Church.

Throughout this past stewardship year we have celebrated the ‘beloved community’ at St. Thomas. A beloved community is a gathering of people who have voluntarily sacrificed some portion of their individualism in order to support the hope for a more compassionate world that follows the teaching of Jesus Christ. We strive for a world of justice and peace, a world where the lowly are lifted up, the hungry are filled and all people are guided by a spirit of love. As a beloved community we at St. Thomas have voluntarily come together to work for these things.

Call to Action

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.

Share your Gratitude

Let us take time to reflect on our gratitude for the individuals who have come together to give of their time, talents and resources to create and sustain the vibrant ministries that are such a vital part of our beloved community at St. Thomas.

As we begin this year’s pledge campaign, the Stewardship Committee would like to know who and what you are grateful for here at St. Thomas. Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to pledge Sunday, you will find cards throughout the church and are invited to share your thoughts.

Learn More about Our Ministries

In the weeks leading up to pledge Sunday, we will be highlighting some of the many ministries at St. Thomas.

Stewardship Events

The Stewardship Luncheon will be Sunday, October 26th and a week later Pledge Sunday will follow on November 2nd when we will gather our pledges at the altar. Stay tuned for more information and announcements of upcoming stewardship campaign events.

Pray and Reflect

We ask that you please reflect gratefully and prayerfully on what you and your family can contribute to St. Thomas church in the coming year.

With Gratitude, Paul Barics, Jon Aderhold, Elizabeth Fitting and Ann Kopischke, 2014 Stewardship Committee

Questions?

For questions or more information, please Contact Us*

*From the drop-down menu under AREA OF INTEREST, select “Stewardship”

Excerpts above taken from “Stewardship Campaign 2014 – Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas” reprinted by permission from October edition of Beyond a Doubt parish newsletter. For the full message, go to: Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas

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