This fall, our stewardship emphasis is on the biblical and spiritual principles of giving. Our pledges to the church are not merely the means by which we pay our bills here at St. Thomas. Rather, Our annual pledges are a way in which we grow spiritually, acknowledging the truth that ALL we have is a sacred gift from God, and as followers of Jesus Christ, our gifts are an unselfish act of discipleship.
This year, on Consecration Sunday, November 17th, you are invited to ponder what proportion of income you give to St. Thomas and use that as a starting point for considering your annual pledge. Tithing, or offering ten percent of your income is the biblical standard for giving. Of course, not everyone can or will tithe right away but we can all practice proportionate giving by becoming aware of our giving practices and moving toward tithing.
Our gifts enable our mission work among our congregation, the community and the world in Christ’s name. We are beacons for God’s love in so many ways, and we cannot thank you enough for your continued participation in building God’s kingdom!
"Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song." Psalm 100:1