More Than Enough

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And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Luke 9:16-17

Stewardship is a ministry to which everyone in the St. Paul’s community is called.  It is a ministry that allows one to give back to God in thanksgiving for the many blessings given them. Each person comes to that Ministry with their own unique gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

This year’s Stewardship theme will be “More Than Enough” and it comes from Luke’s version of the feeding of the five thousand. Responding to Jesus’ call, the gathered crowd turns their pockets inside out, shakes out their blankets, rummages through their parcels to find enough to take care of the needs of the community. And what do they realize? That by the miracle of faith and the action of Love, there was more than enough, an abundance of leftovers!

While the campaign will begin in earnest in October, in order to participate fully,  all need to understand how this process works, how it informs the Budget that will be passed by the Vestry early next year and how that in turn will provide the means to support God’s mission through the things the community holds to be paramount, like a well-supported music program and outreach and formation activities that are needed for the community’s growth and development as a Church.

The Stewardship Committee is busy at work planning the campaign. If you have any ideas or questions, please be in touch with any of the members of the Committee:

Gail Bindley-Taylor, Ginny Balser, Audrey Cozzarin, Joyce Generoso, Maggie Gomez, Bethany Gugliemino, Anthony Howard Crisci, Stephen Kim, Penney Kimbell and Tom Schierloh.

Read Fr. Daniel’s letter to the community HERE and use THIS LINK to read the letter from the St. Paul’s Co-Wardens

What is the difference between ‘Giving” and “Pledging” – and why does it matter?

How can I make a pledge to support St. Paul’s on the Green?

Click HERE for the latest Generosity Report

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