“The rich man is not one who has much, but one who gives much. For what he gives away remains his forever.” St. John Chrysostom
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How do you use the gifts Our Lord has given you? Stewardship is one way: the meaningful use of our time, talent and treasure. Serve Our Lord with love and gratitude; acknowledge that He provides us with all things needful. We enter the world with nothing and depart with nothing. God bestows all that we need: material wealth, time and talent to use responsibly. Live the words heard in Divine Liturgy: ‘Let us commit our whole life to Christ Our God.’
References to stewardship and unselfish giving are found throughout The Holy Bible. Give back to Him as much as possible; stewardship is a privilege that fills us with joy and gratitude. Apostle Paul says, 'He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you in abundance for every good work.' 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8
Prayerfully consider your commitment to His Church of St. George as you complete your 2018 stewardship pledge. We are very excited about the future of our organizations, ministries and our new and exciting initiatives that are making such a positive difference. Come to Church, get involved and support our St. George Stewardship program in 2018. Become an integral member of our Church family. We welcome you with open arms. We welcome you to join our Parish family.
May our Lord’s great sacrifice and many blessings be examples as He asks us to look out for one another and our beloved St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Yours in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rev. Fr. Andrew Eugenis firstname.lastname@example.org
Dimitris Geaneas email@example.com
Parish Council President
John Vrettos firstname.lastname@example.org