Parish Support Commitment 2017

September 24th, 2017

The Stewardship theme chosen for this year is “Stewardship is heart work”.  It is more than a play on words – heart versus hard.  It suggests what we have all heard over the years from our parish leaders – Stewardship is a journey that God calls us to take.  A journey that we often find difficult to accept, and to stay on track with once we begin. It is one that we must undertake and make our own, if it is to become a part of our core, our being.  One that we carry in our heart.  It is more than just the ACT of giving, it is the HEART of giving.

As we read in St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”.  It must be central and real to our life; not phony or showy.

Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on the role stewardship plays in your life before you fill out your commitment for next year. Everything we have is from God; not only the obvious like our families, friends, parish, time, talent and treasure, but also things we never consider like our senses, ability to think, to love, every breath we take.  There is an abundance for us to give thanks, and repay God for, by being a faithful steward.  Make God first in living and in giving.

The heart of stewardship is about our love for God, our trust in him and our generosity as shown in consciously and joyously giving back to him of our time, our talent and our treasure.  It is truly heart work.
As we read in St. Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

Thank you for being part of this great parish.

The Stewardship Committee

  • Jim Balliet
  • Cathy Bleidorn
  • Tim Bultman
  • Tim Graf
  • Jim Holmes
  • Christine Jensen
  • Mel Mickey
  • Anne Nee
  • Linda Okruhlica
  • Pat Touchett