Stewardship will be emphasized during the month of November at First Lutheran. When the word “stewardship” is mentioned in the church, many people think only about the money necessary to run the church. Stewardship is about more than money. Your use of money and your other possessions are an important part of your discipleship as followers of Jesus. A steward is the keeper of another person’s possessions. All that we are and all that we have belongs to God and we are the stewards of those blessings.
Steward describes your relationship with God the creator. It is your responsibility to take care of and use wisely these blessings. They include your time, attention, physical health, energy, talents, possessions, attitudes, relationships and money. That includes the sharing of your financial resources to support the ministry of the church.
“MAKE IT SIMIPLE – ROLL WITH IT” is the theme of this year’s campaign. Can we make our lives more simple? Matthew 5:25-33 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Jesus speaks about how God provides for our every need and how undue concern for our possessions can get in the way of our living as his disciples. Too often our things define who we are and tend to make our lives more complicated. Make it simple!
We are offering to you, a three cube set with six prayers on each cube–evening prayers, meal prayers, and every day or friendship– to help add some variety to your home prayers. A donation of $3 for each cube, or a special price of all three cubes for $10 will help cover the cost of the cubes. They will be available after services and in the office during the week. They would make nice gifts during the holidays!
There will be a celebration meal following the Sunday service, November 24, as we come together as a church community, thanking God for our gifts and the opportunity to help support God’s work in our church.