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Stewardship Ministry


The Stewardship Ministry helps the congregation grow in their understanding and implementation of a life of stewardship. Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of God’s family — the church — in managing life’s resources for His purposes.


Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God, and God’s family the Church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes.

 

 

The Seven T's of Christian Stewardship

 

TIME: It’s a gift from God! ... each second, minute, hour, day! ... How we use them reflects our stewardship of God’s gift of life! See Psalm 31:15; Ecclesiastes 3 and 8; Esther 4:14.

TALENT: It’s a gift from God. Everyone has some! God gives talent in great variety! Read Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12. Discovering, developing and deploying those talents is a matter of our stewardship . . . individually and collectively!

TREASURE: Money is a gift from God. God owns it. God lets us earn and use it! Christians are God’s stewards! We are managers. We did not make our own brain! ... and we’ve never seen a moving van pulled behind a hearse! It all goes back to God! See Luke 12:13–21; Matt. 25:14–46; 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8–9.

TESTIMONY: It’s a privilege to share the love Christ has given us! We are “stewards” of the Gospel and we have HIS story to tell! Stewards “testify” about HIS life-giving forgiveness, peace and hope! See John 10; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15; Rom. 1:16–17.

TOUCH: The amazing truth is: GOD works thru people with His grace . . . and as God’s stewards (instruments agents, managers), Jesus’ followers touch the lives of others with HIS compassion, care and love. Relationships matter! Consider Luke 15; Matt. 25:31–45; Matt. 19:13–15.

TISSUE: Being the steward, a caretaker of one's body is a matter of Christian stewardship. See 1 Cor. 3:16 and 6:19 about being God’s “temple!” ... being an organ or blood donor, giving of one’s God-given body parts for the benefit of another of God’s children is being a steward.

TRASH: The care of God’s creation, GOD’S earth, is a matter of stewardship (Genesis 1–2; Ps. 24:1–2; etc.) and what and how we discard things reflects on our awareness of GOD’S ownership and our management as stewards!


 


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Thankoffering Service

 


“Let your Light shine before others they they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16

 

You are invited to St. John’s Lutheran Church for our Annual ThankOffering Service - November 21, 2021 (9:00 worship in the Parish Life Center, or 11:00 worship in the sanctuary). 

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This Sunday marks a special time in the church year when we thank God for all our blessings throughout the year at our annual ThankOffering Service, sponsored by Women of the ELCA. St. John’s is committed to serving as disciples of Jesus, growing in faith applying our spiritual gifts, engaging in ministry and action, and promoting healing and wholeness throughout the church, community, and the world. Our theme this year: “Shine the Light of Christ Into the World.” Females of all ages will be assisting in worship. 

 

All are invited to attend and to bring a donation to share for our ThankOffering Service Project - The Hope Development Center for Children, in Spartanburg, formerly known as the Children’s Shelter (See the White Christmas List below). You are invited to assist by leaving a donation or gift card in one of the bins provided at the church.


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