As faithful stewards we are asked to share the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Although some think of stewardship as only a financial response to God's love, stewardship encompasses so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care by giving of our time, talents and treasures. At St. Francis', we have plenty of opportunities to love God and our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes. Volunteering for ministry and mission is one way. Some examples might be to attend a beading workshop, Grace's Kitchen, visiting the sick or elderly, driving someone to church or joining the Altar Guild. What talents might you have that can be shared? Some might include office help, writing to the sick, singing in the choir, ushers, Eucharist minister, vestry member, planning a fundraiser, becoming a greeter, and volunteering as a coffee hour host just to name a few. As we have received these gifts from God, we should use them to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.
Parishioners submit their pledge cards on Consecration Sunday.
Elaine gives the readout on pledges.