From THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
This year, our theology of giving examines Wisdom, Works, and Wealth (also known as time, talent and treasure), and focuses on Wealth. Each of you has had a different financial experience as we emerge from the pandemic and cope with unsteady markets and rising inflation. Living in turbulent times can lead us to a mindset of scarcity, worrying that we do not have enough to share.
This campaign’s theme, More Than Enough, comes from the end of Luke’s telling of the feeding of the five thousand. In that story, the miracle of faith in action created more than enough to feed the crowd. In the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus reminds us that a grain of mustard seed’s worth of faith can empower you to do great things. What you have is not only sufficient; it is more than enough.
Our parish life is like these ancient stories. Each contributing what we can, we together provide more than enough to care for our neighbors, fund our ministries and programs, keep our buildings open, and plan for the future. Every gift, no matter the size, has the power to make an impact. Sharing your wealth bears witness to Christ wherever you may be and carries on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world.
We are asking what you will pledge to St. Paul’s in the coming year to serve our neighbors and sustain — and hopefully grow — our ministries. Please consider how you will share your gift of wealth as we prayerfully launch our annual gathering of gifts.
With faith and gratitude,
The St. Paul’s Church Stewardship Committee
Mara Hazzard-Wallingford Julie A. Gedro
Erin A. Glanton Douglas H. Kelley
ways you can donate:
You can send a donation or a pledge card via mail to 25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY 14607.
Text PAUL to 73256