Stewardship moment from Jol Sprowles, 2021:
Stewardship goes hand in hand with discipleship and nourishment. It is not just about giving money. Remember that Paul thought of "Stewards" as servants who were entrusted with the oversight or managing of household resources.
Our faith calls us to take care in how we distribute our time, talent, and treasure to serve God, his people, and the earth. When we join our church we are disciples, and it is part of our discipleship to care for each other and for the world we live in. We are a group of stewards, and so much more can be done by the group of us. The more we grow in our participation, the more good can be done. Being stewards nourishes our spiritual growth.
In addition to being financial stewards, we must also consider giving of our time and talents in our stewardship. Typically there are too few members trying to fill the needs at ECC by stretching their own time budgets. Helping on committees is not a burdensome commitment. It is a sociable way to get things done and to know better your fellow members. Supporting the ministries and programs at ECC will deepen your relationship with ECC and exand your spiritual frontier.
Stewardship Moment from Cassie Miller (Soucy)
Remember that the apostle Paul thought of Stewards as servants who were entrusted with the oversight or managing of household resources. Our faith calls us to take care how we distribute our time, talent, and treasures to serve God, his people, and the earth.
God has Called Everyone to be Good Stewards
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Stewardship Moment from Bryan Forst
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), author.
Stewardship can be seen as nourishment, not only to the church we love, but for ourselves as well. Sowing the seeds of Christian spirit and growth sows the bounty of our future and our well-being as Christian stewards. It is about caring for something you believe in, and for something, you love and cherish.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.
Stewardship Moment from Penny Gate
As Christians, we are all stewards of God. In the parable of talents (Matt 25:14-30) each slave was entrusted with something, to one five talents and another two talents, to use in service of the master. Each of the two were praised and rewarded equally, not based on what they were given but what they did with what they were given. To compare oneself with another must be resisted because comparison is the basis of dissatisfaction. All of us have been given something, but what is important to God is the faithfulness to what he has given us and what we are called to do in serving Him. (Luke 12:42)