St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
A congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Our mission is to share the life-changing good news of God’s love
for all people in Jesus Christ.
October 21, 2019
Dear Fellow Members of St. Paul’s,
This fall we invite you to participate in events emphasizing stewardship, because our stewardship of God’s gifts is a critical part of our discipleship. Beginning October 13th, a series of Bible classes and worship services are planned to lift up the message of Biblical stewardship. The Stewardship portion will begin on Sunday, November 3, and will end as we present our 2020 commitments on November 17th. Our stewardship theme this year is “Servant Unto All,” drawing from a key treatise of Martin Luther, Concerning Christian Liberty.
Week One (Nov 3) Pastor Lehrer will start this stewardship series. The faithful steward concludes that all his gifts, whether of wealth or of talent, come from the hand of a gracious God who gives them generously. They are not mine, but His. I am His steward. Stewardship is my faith active in deeds of love.
Week Two (Nov10) This week we will continue the series. Stewardship is tied to saving faith; it is an act of trust in God’s full and free salvation. Stewardship also shapes our sanctified living, with great insight growing from Luther’s proposition, “A Christian is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone.”
Week Three (Nov 17) We will conclude our stewardship series with discussion of different modes of sacrificial giving, and make our commitments for 2020. We are thankful for God’s wonderful grace and generosity to us, and part of our response is our commitment of treasure, time, and talent to His service.
We encourage you to take part in this series of Bible classes, prayerfully consider the sermon messages, and to commit your treasure, time and talents on November 17th. Click on the link below to download the 2020 Commitment/Time and Talent Form. Thank you for your faithful stewardship in previous years.
May God be with us all and bless what we do together.
The Servant Leaders of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church