Stewardship

 whatisstewardship

 

Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God's gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

Stewardship is a choice to become a disciple of Jesus Christ by recognizing that everything we have is a gift from God and accepting an obligation to give back to God a consistent and honest offering of our time, talent, and treasure. Stewardship always starts with the personal experience of the Risen Christ in our midst and in our hearts. It is a vocation to discipleship. The following of Christ as a disciple entails a personal response, and this call can result in a positive impact on our faith communities. The life of a Christian steward models the life of Jesus.

 

Stewardship is rooted in gratitude.

 

 

It is a way of living one’s life, based in one’s sense of radical gratitude to God, creator of all things. Out of the desire to demonstrate our thankfulness to God, we reach out in caring and love to share the gifts we have been given with others. We live as stewards because we must. As St. Theresa of Avila notes, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which He is to go about doing good; yours are the hands with which He is to bless people now.”

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The Pillars of Parish Stewardship

 

The four pillars of hospitality, prayer, formation and service invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Individually, each baptized person is called to give of time, talent and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support the parish community. Conversely, by making our parishes places of hospitality, prayer, formation and service, we provide greater opportunities for the sharing of time, talent and treasure.

 22409 200    Hospitality                         22409 200    Prayer                         
 22409 200    Formation
  22409 200    Service
 
 

Council Members

 Matt Allmond

 Vickie Berntsen

 Cassi FitzGerald

 Art Gentry

 Jody Gorges

 Brenda Hastings

 Paula Komp

 Jill Papsdorf

 Jean Richardson

 Lynn Robertson

 Cris Schroeder

 Emily Thome

 Jean Thome

 Fr. John Lanzrath

 

 

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"Stewardship is being involved in the parish at various levels, it's our family. I like helping the family. I like being

 

involved in the parish life. It's part of service to God and something I enjoy."

 

- Lynn Robertson, parishioner