2018 Online Pledge
Each Sunday we offer up bread, wine, and our entire lives to God. We do this at the offertory in the moment just before the Eucharistic prayer begins. God is the giver of all good gifts, and everything we are and everything that we have comes from God. The bread, wine, money and the offering of ourselves at the Eucharist is a small way to give thanks for all that God has already given us.
Last year our annual stewardship drive invited us to Live Generously. This year the Stewardship committee, the vestry, and I invite you to think about living generously in All that we do, with All that we have, All of the time.
St. Matthew’s strives to be a generous parish. Some of our members tithe, giving ten percent of their income to the church, while others commit a certain percentage, make a one-time annual gift, or give, as they are able. Although giving levels vary in the congregation, what is important is that all of us are asked to make a gift that reflects our commitment to living an abundant and generous life, and to let the vestry know that there will be funds available for our ministries next year. It takes just over $2,000/day for St. Matthew’s to carry out our current ministries, and we are always discerning what else we are called to do in our community and in the world.
I am so grateful for you, and that you are a part of the St. Matthew’s community. I am personally grateful to count you as a companion in Christ and to serve alongside you here at St. Matthew’s.
The Rev. Kelly Kirby, Rector