Because of God's Great Mercy
“Because of God’s Great Mercy” is the title of our stewardship emphasis this year. God's great mercy has made us a community with a purpose and mission: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light” I Peter 2:9. All that we have comes to us as a gift from God ...because of God's great mercy, and so we look to steward this abundance of God's gifts for God's purposes, for God's mission.
We begin by proclaiming all that God has done for us, hence the title “Because of God’s Great Mercy.” God has made us God’s own people. We will also consider how generous giving is an important part of every Christian’s life, and how our combined generosity can make even greater things possible through our congregation.
We will think together about how our giving to St. Paul's is an important part of our Christian faith, and how St. Paul's uses our offerings to do God’s work within the congregation’s walls, in our community, and around the world.
“Because of God’s Great Mercy” will ask you to do two things. First, you will be asked to increase your giving to St. Paul's by at least ½ of 1% of your household income. Second, you will be asked to consider using an automatic funds transfer program that St. Paul's already has in place for your giving.
“Because of God’s Great Mercy” will use mail, e-mail, and time in worship to share information with you. Please make a special effort to watch for material during this important time in our congregation’s life.
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