Thank you for making a commitment on our renewal of the stewardship of treasure. For those who have yet to make a commitment please fill out a commitment card today.
Our need to give is based on the ancient biblical principle. His is the giving of God’s portion back to God. That portion is called the tithe. It is 10% of are gross income. God gives us our very breath to live on let alone the skill and the time to do it. Our responsibility is to give the first tenth back to God in thanksgiving for what God has done for us.
Mature stewardship involves tithing. Baby steps involve learning how to be charitable and loving. Children learn in this. Many times adults do not advanced passed the way they gave as children. For many of us we have to say it’s time to grow up. This kind of giving takes faith. In fact it makes our faith grow, it is a form of evangelization.
Please also consider all the other collections that are usually taken that come out of the offertory. Please be generous.
Very Reverend Andrew Kemberling, V.F.