The 2021 Stewardship Campaign will kick-off on September 27th, 2020 and conclude on November 1st, 2020.
You may access a Pledge Card here.
What is Stewardship?
We are continually called by God to be good stewards of all creation, of Christ’s Church, and of each other. In Genesis () God gives the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve’s care. Also, in Genesis (), Abraham is called to follow God into an uncertain future and to offer thanksgiving. To Mosses is given the care of the captive Israelites, so that God might lead them out of captivity.
Stewardship then, is caring, taking care, of accepting our role as ones entrusted, as blessed by God’s call to lead the way.
Why might I want to participate?
Good stewards are called to good work; we are called to practice our faith in God through good work, the work that God has called each of us to. As Church, St. John’s is called to be fully present in our corner of the world, feeding, clothing, teaching, and reconciling. Within that context each of us contribute our talents and our treasure.
Why would I pledge to St. John’s?
With your generous support St. John’s is able to plan out the coming fiscal year. We can plan on paying the heating and electric bills for example. And determine if we can staff a variety of positions which in turn support our Ministries and Outreach.
With your support we are able to purchase Sunday School materials for our children and send funds to support the education of children in other areas of the world. We are able to feed hungry Confirmation Class kids and neighborhood kids struggling to get enough to eat, through the Emergency Interfaith Food Pantry.
We are able to keep the lawn cut, and the buildings clean for members of AA, Cub Scout Troops, and aspiring actors. We are able to nurture the Pleasantville Community Garden at St. John’s growing and gathering masses amounts of fresh organic produce for our local Food Pantry’s.
With your support we are able to reach out to folks in need both near and far. We are able to gather in a beautiful space for Worship.
With your support, we are able to practice “…loving our neighbors as ourselves…” We are able to model gratitude, humility, and repentance in the consistent message of Thanksgiving for God’s blessing in our lives.