The Episcopal Church reminds us: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.
This year, our theme is More Than Enough, and it comes from the end of Luke's version of the feeding of the five-thousand. Responding to Jesus' call, the gathered crowd turns their pockets inside out, shakes their blankets, rummages through their parcels to find enough to take care of the needs of the community. And what do they realize? That by the miracle of faith and the actio…Read More »
What is the best gift you have ever received?
The theme and image for Every Perfect Gift are wrapped in the metaphor of the butterfly and chrysalis. Of all the metaphors of gift that could be used, why did we decide on this one?
To the ancient Greeks, the butterfly represented the image of rebirth and freedom. The word they used for butterfly was psyche, and if you are thinking tha…Read More »
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Recalling the prophet Micah, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminds us that as followers of Jesus, we must ask ourselves and our communities “What would love do?” Answering this question is our life’s work, and we are privileged to stand among the saints who have done…Read More »
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