On Sunday, October 10, we began our Stewardship Season 2021 emphasis: Our Church in changing times, ready to grow where God leads. “Perhaps you are here for just such a time as this.” -Esther 4:14.
Stewardship is the process for caring for all that God has given us. During worship we’ll talk about the ways God has drawn us together as a church family out of a multitude of backgrounds and life situations, to be a witness for compassion, grace, and love at Church of the Cross. Too often the fall stewardship event is focused completely on financial giving when stewardship actually encompasses much more than our gifts of money. This should be a time to focus on discipleship and commitment to not only pledging our financial resources to the ministries that God is calling us to do, but to consider our participation and involvement in them. That is why our focus this year is not just a Stewardship Sunday but a Stewardship Season for 2021.
Each member is encouraged to complete their stewardship card during this emphasis time in October and prayerfully consider ways in which each of us may make a commitment to be better stewards throughout the year. For your convenience, we’ve created an online card for you to complete, or you can return the one that you received in the mail.