Stewardship Campaign 2016
Our Stewardship Campaign was introduced at our Annual Meeting. Please click the links below to hear the weekly Stewardship Prayer and Voices for 2016. Our campaign’s concluding message is new and at the bottom of the listing.
During the first half of March, we will be sending each St. Edward’s household our 2016 Stewardship materials and pledge card for you to prayerfully consider.
And just as a tree, with light and nutrients, will continue its growth for many generations, so too will a parish family tree flourish as its individual leaves and branches nurture its growth. This tree of life – the St. Edward’s family tree – is the theme for our 2015 Stewardship Campaign.
Part of nurturing our family tree involves giving of our treasures. It is one of the many joyful opportunities we have to express our faith throughout the year. While this may sound strange to some – the joy of giving money to the church, those of us who do it know that it IS a joy. We all feel better doing our part to ensure that this remarkable parish prospers.
During 2015 we are continuing to extend the Stewardship Campaign over a longer period. To begin, we are asking all those who currently give to make a pledge for the coming year. A pledge card is enclosed. Please be as generous as you are able.
The symbol of a family tree reminds us of the love and grace God gives to each of us. To give all an opportunity to embrace our tree and further its growth, we will begin our Stewardship Campaign with Evensong on January 25th at 4PM, followed by a reception.
In February, we will hold our Annual Meeting and breakfast on Sunday, February 15th. Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Cake Walk will be on February 17th. On April 12th, St. Edward’s has invited our Provisional Bishop, Robert Gepert, to visit us and join us in fellowship for our Stewardship Breakfast. We will celebrate our stewardship with our Celebration Meal on Sunday, May 17th.
A tree’s branches give shade and protection from the sun; so does God give us love and protection. Let us remember that all good gifts we have do come from heaven above – and that we need to pledge our financial support and stretch our branches in growth now and for future generations of St. Edward’s.
Your early pledges will help set the stage for what the Stewardship Committee feels is a reflective and growth-oriented campaign. We hope you will play your part and make your pledge at this time by returning your pledge form in the enclosed envelope.
On behalf of the whole Stewardship and Financial Program of the church,
Fr. Stephen, Susan Landin, Matthew Sternberg