As followers of the One who gave this promise, we are called to STEWARDSHIP of this good news. What does this mean?
Once there was a church where the people took the offering back home with them. First, they collected and brought it to the altar. After they asked God to bless it, they put it back in their pockets.
They mixed it up with all the other money they had, so that they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t. All week they spent as though each piece was blessed, and was to be used lovingly.
It’s seeing our whole life (our time, our skills, our money) as blessed and to be used lovingly It’s everything we do after we say “I believe” It’s partnering with God to be a blessing to our world
Focus ▪Encouraging and enabling gifts from members ▪Benefitting all expressions of the church ▸ your congregations ▸ Synods ▸ ELCIC (including Global Hunger) ▸ Institutions Lutheran Theological Seminary, Camps, ELW, etc.
Rev. Larry Ulrich Assistant to the Bishop 204.889.3760 firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE November 14-15, 2008 Who should definitely plan to come? - rostered leaders - existing stewardship committee *** YOUR 2009 STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
For your partnership in the MNO Synod Ministries and in the ELCIC nationally, sharing your time, your skills, and your benevolence dollars TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER AND TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE