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Stewardship

All Christian giving is rooted in joyful thanksgiving to God for all material and spiritual blessings God so generously gives us. Giving fulfills the Lord’s call to us to “love one another as I have loved you” and to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Discipleship requires generous participation in our faith community. A life of discipleship requires that we stop waiting around and be moved to take action through being good stewards of our Time, Talent and Treasure.

As members of St. Peter’s, we are called to be a community of the faithful through our mission of loving God and caring for our neighbor. Embracing this call means understanding that “all are called to do something.” If everyone does a little bit, together we can accomplish a lot through participation in our ministries and providing the necessary financial support to sustain them.

Giving is most often done as a response to need. But true discipleship requires an attitude change from "giving to need” to “needing to give." The result of this transition is a strong desire to share our Time, Talent and Treasure with our faith community and with other charitable efforts. By looking at the blessings God has given us, we can return those gifts in a measure that reflects genuine gratitude. Good stewardship as disciples of Jesus is necessary to living a mature, integrated, and balanced Christian lifestyle that professes a Gospel spirituality of giving.

This type of commitment may represent a transition. Many parishioners are already there. I encourage you to strive to reach this commitment level through your involvement each year. I ask that you prayerfully listen and carefully read these materials. Then I invite you to decide upon the commitment you are willing to make. Sharing is a way of life.

During November, you will be given an opportunity to make your commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure at St. Peter’s. Each person will be asked to make a commitment of Time and Talent. Each household will be asked to indicate their commitment ofTreasure. This effort asks us to consider what God has given us and if what we return is enough, too much, or not enough. Then each of us will decide whether to increase, decrease, or continue the commitment we are currently making. 

Thank you for your prayerful consideration as St. Peter’s grows into the faith community God wants us to be through the good stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure!