Printable Pledge Card
"As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21
November 22, 2016
Dear Faithful of St. Philothea,
As 2016 comes to a close, all of us at Saint Philothea take time to reflect on all the blessings from this past year. Our Sunday School, OCF, Bible Studies, Youth Groups, Missions and Outreach Committees, Philoptochos and Retreats barely begin to scratch the surface of the many programs our talented stewards provide and continuously work to improve. Your stewardship is what provides the foundation for all these ministries.
As we prepare for 2017, we face new challenges and new opportunities for growth. We are now better equipped and able to understand our role in His Church through our seminars on Gift Based Ministries. Our community is growing fast and that is a testament to all of you, Faithful Stewards.
Stewardship is the call of the faithful to share willingly the gifts that God has bestowed on us, including sharing these gifts for God’s work. Stewardship is devotion and service to God and His Church as persons, as families, as a Parish. Stewardship is active commitment to use our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgement of Christ’s redeeming love. Stewardship is caring for the needs of others. Stewardship is offering one’s self to God as He offered Himself to us.
Stewardship is what a person DOES after saying "I believe..."
Stewardship is faith in action.
Enclosed you will find our 2017 Stewardship card. Please take a moment to review it carefully and make a commitment of time, talent and treasure. Please fill it out and bring it to Church on December 11, when we will collect them and offer them to God as our pledge for 2017. This is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, express our thankfulness and grow in grace. Please take time to make your Stewardship commitment today. Come and see what we can do together with your support!
Rev. Anthony Salzman Stacey Cramer
Priest 2017 Stewardship Chair