Stewardship Luncheon – Oct. 23rd

Immediately following the 10:30 am service, we will have a “Stuff-It-Yourself” Baked Potatoes Luncheon in Cowans Hall hosted by Parish Event Planners a.k.a. PEP and the Stewardship Committee.

Piping hot baked potatoes will be served ready for you to stuff with your choice of a variety of toppings.

We will also have some fresh greens available to balance out the carbs. Feel free to bring a topping to share for some super tasty spuds!

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.

We hope you will find this helpful in contemplation of making our annual pledges for 2017, which will be presented on “All Saints Sunday_ – November 6th.

Come hungry and enjoy some good fellowship!
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Stewardship 2016

Pause and Ponder a Little…

As we move forward with the new year, consider how we can demonstrate love in action – caring for one another, the work of the parish, as well as the local and global community? The Lord blesses each of us with a new day, a clean slate, a new beginning, and much more. How can we pay it forward in a very real and practical way – isn’t that what stewardship is about? Caring and Sharing – healing, restoration, and renewal from a place of gratitude and thanksgiving. Spread the joy!

Big Thanks!

On behalf of the 2015 Stewardship Committee – big thanks to everyone for the 2016 pledges received on All Saints Pledge Sunday! We are grateful for your response and support!

Please Pledge

We are still in need of additional pledges to ensure that we meet next year’s budget goals, and to continue the rich work of our community. If you have not yet pledged, please prayerfully consider what you are able contribute. Your support is so important!

How Can I Pledge?

Pledge cards are available for pick-up on a pedestal in the Narthex near the entrance to the Sanctuary, see Directions & Campus Map.

Once you have determined your pledge amount, fill out the pledge card and drop it into the offering plate at any Sunday service, mail it to the church office or hand it to any clergy member.

Questions?

If you have questions about pledging, please Contact Us*

*Under the AREA OF INTEREST drop-down menu, please select “Stewardship” and include your message.

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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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