“Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of ‘tithing,’ which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.”

From the web site of the Episcopal Church USA

While St. John’s undertakes a dedicated stewardship campaign each fall to encourage members to pledge in support of the next year’s budget, stewardship is much more than a season, and about much more than financial giving. Stewardship is about gratitude for the abundant gifts God has given us, and how giving generously out of that abundance can change our outlook and nurture our relationship with God and others.

For more information about St. John’s stewardship efforts, contact the current stewardship committee chairs, Eleanor Barnes and Stewart Murchie, or the parish office. If you’re ready to make a pledge, you may pledge online here, or request a paper pledge card from the office.