God gives without measure
The theme of our Stewardship Ministry 2017 is the grace and generosity of God and our gifted response to that truth. At the heart of the Gospel and at the foundation of our sacraments is the experience of God’s free gift and mercy to us, a perception that evokes our gratitude and thanksgiving. The Eucharist we celebrate each week is an offering of thanks and appreciation for the many blessings of God bestowed on us in this life and in the life of eternity. In a sense, every prayer prayed and every sermon preached, each lesson learned and each divine encounter experienced, cuts to the core of stewardship. If our giving is not a giving in joy and gratitude then it has missed the spirit of the Gospel. If our joy and gratitude does not result in the desire to give then it is not born of God.
In October we began exploring these facets of our belief in our liturgy and teaching and preaching. Our Wardens and Vestry and clergy shared with us their experiences of grace.
October and November was stewardship season at Saint Martin’s. On Sunday, November 13, we celebrated Saint Martin’s Day (transferred from November 11).
We give thanks for all the blessings of this life and collect time-talent-treasure pledges for 2017. Please consider prayerfully how you might express more deeply and more widely gratitude to God for our parish and our mutual ministry. We are most like God when we are generous without measure.
To print out a copy of our 2017 Pledge Card for your use, please click here for a PDF printable version 2017 Pledge-Card