November 8, 2022
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
As disciples and friends of Christ, we have been given the Holy Spirit. We are thus able, in the midst of our fragility, to live boldly, to trust when things even look bleak. We are able fearlessly to give our whole selves back to God. Such giving of self to God concretely includes our time, talent and treasure.
November is Stewardship month, when we pause to consider this gift of self. For many, it will include a pledge to the parish for 2023 (or a simple donation), in support of its mission and ministries. This is a financial expression of gratitude to and trust in the Lord, here at ASA, our spiritual home. Some of you, understandably, may be feeling financially insecure at this time. What is important is not the amount that you give but the fact that you give, back to God, in some meaningful way.
Here are three considerations for those of you discerning what the Lord may be inviting regarding of stewardship of treasure in the form of a pledge. It
“The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.” (I Corinthians 16:21)