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Commitment Sunday is November 4.

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Summer is quickly coming to an end, the days are getting shorter, and fall is now upon us. It is a time for all of us to reflect on the plentiful blessings that God provides to each of us and to prayerfully consider how we can best express our gratitude to the Lord and assist the mission of St. Andrew’s by assuring a strong financial foundation upon which to support not just the bricks and mortar of our parish, but also the essential ministries that we offer and administer.

Once again this year Susan and I will be your stewardship co-chairs and are pleased to announce this season’s “Abundant Blessings” Pledge Campaign. Our Kickoff Sunday this year is September 23, and beginning with that service you will hear from a variety of our parishioners through Commitment Sunday on November 4. You will hear in their own words why it is important to them to support St. Andrew’s, and what the church and the concept of stewardship personally mean to each of them. 

To those who are longtime stewards of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, we are hopeful that you will continue the positive momentum that we developed during our “Grateful Generosity” campaign last year by increasing your year-over-year pledge during this season’s “Abundant Blessings” campaign. For those who may be new to our parish or who have not yet had the calling to participate in previous stewardship campaigns, we ask you to reflect upon your relationship with God and the church and to consider how you are best able to support the St. Andrew’s mission. With pledge time upon us, please remember that our personal commitments are not only an investment in our own Christian faith, but are also a key ingredient in drawing others into a ‘deeper knowledge of, love of, and service to the Lord.’

-- Randy & Susan Bryant, Stewardship Team Leaders

 

Time, Talent and Treasure – to Whom Do They Belong?

Not to me!  I know that my time, talent and treasure are gifts from God so it seems only natural that I give back to God.  None of the three were mine to create; only to use to the best of my ability.

But why do I specifically give to St. Andrew’s?  Easy.  Because I love St. Andrew’s and feel blessed to call it my church home.  I cannot imagine my 55 years as a resident of Newport News without having St. Andrew’s as the foundation for my Christian life.  Through St. Andrew’s I first learned from Doug Burgoyne and Howard Saunders that the lyrics of my father’s favorite hymn were true: the Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord!

At St. Andrew’s Jesus Christ is alive and well.  He is our foundation and is in our midst inspiring daily examples of love, generosity and acceptance.  Each time I volunteer, attend a worship service or meet a St. Andrew’s friend in the community, I see God in action.  I love that!

This year I pledge to take an inventory of my time, talent and treasure and use them wisely to help strengthen not only the foundation of our church but the foundation of our lives together as one body in Christ.

I pray that in the upcoming year we can all share our God-given time, talent and treasure to build a church that will influence and serve the surrounding community for another 100 years.

Jackie Legg Wash

 

Last Published: September 17, 2018 9:50 AM