Stewardship Campaign 2021: Faith-Filled Generosity
A Stewardship Message from Pierre-Henry
Faith-filled generosity is the theme of this year’s Stewardship Campaign. I really do like this theme! St Luke’s people are amazingly generous, and each time we made a specific appeal we received more than we expected. The later examples being your generous on-going support for the Food Pantry, and your abundant response for our brothers and sisters of the White Mountain Apache Nation in July. St Luke’s people are generous, and I’m so thankful that most of the pledgers have been faithfully giving despite the fact that we could not worship in person or have activities at St Luke’s.
I know that some of us enjoy giving to specific ministries or projects, but the best way to financially help St Luke’s is to generously give to the stewardship campaign or to make undesignated donations. The Vestry is always doing its best to allocate the money generously entrusted to St Luke’s. It’s always a challenge when we are too short.
The truth is that if each member of St Luke’s were willing to give to the stewardship campaign, not out of obligation, not out of guilt, not reluctantly, not out of scarcity, but rather willingly, generously, joyfully, out of love, out of a deep faith-filled generosity, then St Luke’s would have all the money needed not only to pay its bills, but also to maintain our building, to pay our staff, to support our ministries, and to be very generous toward the needs of those around us.
We are all worried about finances and what 2021 will look like. I encourage you to put your trust in the Lord who provides us with all we need and from whom all blessings flow. Let us be amazingly generous for the upcoming stewardship campaign!
May the God of grace and love be with you and yours always.