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Stewardship is a Way of Life
 

How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things God has done for me?”

 Psalm 116:12
 



 

                                             Time
                                                         Treasure
                                                                                        Talent

 


Stewardship is about realizing how gifted one is and then properly using all the gifts – our time, talent and treasure – in the right proportion.   The core of stewardship is gratitude – a gratitude that overflows into giving as a way of thankfulness for all that God has given us.    For most people, when they hear the word “stewardship,” they immediately think “it’s all about the money.”  But Stewardship isn’t a scheme to bring in more money or volunteers.  It’s not a “program” or a “campaign.” Stewardship is a Way of Life – where stewards start to look at everything good as a gift from God.  Stewardship is about giving back.  It’s about offering up our grateful hearts to God.

We would hope that you will see that Stewardship is a way of life and that you will think about how to use your gifts of your time, talent and  treasure – to give glory to God.



 


Day "Buy" Day

 
 
June  2014
 
June 6              In celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary by Joyce and Earl Hunt

 April 2014
 
April 12            Happy 94th Birthday to Betty Hutcheson by Sue Fayle
 

 
Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding or special day. Share a special event – a new job, an award, retirement or special achievement. Remember a loved one, special person or special date. At the same time you will be helping the Education Committee and help sponsor the Confirmation Camp for youth here at Holy Trinity. Fill out the “Day Buy Day” form, with a check for $25 for each day you wish to buy, and either mail the form to the church office or place it in the offering plate. We’ll include your message in the weekly bulletin.

 

 
Member Stories
 


 
The Stewardship Committee discussed the power of sharing our feelings with the congregation about what Holy Trinity means to us.  We concluded that sharing "Member Stories" was a way to strengthen our connections to one another and the support of our church ministry.  As a result we will be publishing "Member Stories" in our Sunday bulletins to articulate our love for our church.  We have people in our congregation who are new and we  people who have been here for 50 years or longer.  Each of  you has a story to tell and we want to hear it.  If you're willing to share what you love about Holy Trinity, contact one of the members of the Stewardship Committee.



 
 







 

2013 Annual Report of the Stewardship Committee   
Committee Members: Paul Biesinger, Donna Leiser, Ron Leiser, Paul Bauchle, Jim Dunnigan
Ex Officio: Pastor Miller, Pastor Kattermann, Sue Spindler
 
“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
 
     The concept of Stewardship is often misconstrued when placed in the context of the church.  Its basic tenets suggest that we are stewards of all that God has given us, and with those blessings, it is incumbent upon us to demonstrate our appreciation in a responsible fashion.
     The Stewardship Committee’s responsibility is to extend the opportunity to the members of Holy Trinity to show their gratitude to God by supporting the ministry of the church through an offering of their time, talent and treasure. 
This year, the Stewardship Committee decided to share some history with the congregation. Through Temple Talks, stories were told of members of the congregation who have gone before us who arranged to make gifts to the church to continue its ministry.  The names of Kreuger, Loew, Yeager, Payne, Haller, Wendt, Mayer, Grauer and Geiger resonated in the church as the stories of their commitment to their church were shared.  Their love of their church and their generosity has established a long term foundation for us to continue our ministry.
     Their gifts, however, do not sustain the church on their own.  The maintenance of our ministry and its growth is the challenge we face each year.  Our congregational response has been healthy in its commitment to development, locally, nationally and globally. 
Our commitment to our new leadership and our individual responsibilities to reflect God’s love and gifts is undeniable.  Our collective efforts to be responsible stewards continue to strengthen our efforts and enable our growth.

 
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