10) Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. (11) If you have the gift of speaking, preach God’s message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything should be done in a way that will bring honor to God because of Jesus Christ, who is glorious and powerful forever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11
In the fall of 2020, we asked you to be generous with your financial giving to our parish home, and you responded more generously than we could ever have anticipated. We are blessed in your love for this place, for each other and for the community around us. Thank you to ALL of you.
We now turn to the offerings of our time and talent. With suggestions from Vestry members as to where help is most needed, we have created pledge cards for adults for you to look and see where your talents can be put to use to serve our parish and our community. Please prayerfully consider where you are willing to serve and check all the areas that interest you most.
We also created a pledge card for our children to fill out. If your child(ren) is/are interested in helping, discuss this with them and then have them fill out the card and sign it. Having an adult sign indicates that the parent/guardian is aware of the commitment the child is making.
There are always ways we can help, some of them more physical than others. Our monetary giving only goes so far – and then we have to provide some elbow grease to make the work go more smoothly. All things in Love, includes our labor as well as our purse strings.
Please return these cards to St. Thomas’s – ATTENTION: Stewardship Committee – by April 11, 2021 if possible, and the appropriate ministry chair will be notified. You can mail or email your reply. Or, you can stop by the church building and leave them in the office. If Cana is not in, please use the wooden mailbox on the office door. Please contact Kristin Sausville or Helen Spence with any questions.
This is a parish that takes All Things in Love seriously, and we all benefit from that.