St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

             
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What is "Stewardship"?

 

Stewardship is everything we do after we say “I believe”. It is the way we use the resources God has entrusted to our care- our time, our talents and our money - so that we can love God and our neighbor.

  

What is "Stewardship"?

 

Stewardship is everything we do after we say “I believe”. It is the way we use the resources God has entrusted to our care- our time, our talents and our money - so that we can love God and our neighbor.

  

Our Time & Gifts

 God has entrusted each of us with special gifts. It is up to us to discover these gifts and use them for the glory of God.  What is your "passion"? What gifts have been given to you?

 

There are many areas within St. John to share your gifts!

For people who enjoy visiting and being with others - there is a visitation team.

For people who enjoy reaching out and finding ways to help others - there is a Faith in Action team.

For people who want to help others in difficult life situations - there is the Stephen Ministry.

For people who enjoy sewing and conversation - there is a quilters group.

For people who like music - there is a choir and a handbell choir.

For people who love kids - there are Church School Leaders and Mentor Leaders.

And the list goes on!  

 

To learn more about how you can share your gifts with others, visit the Serve page and the Caring Ministries page.  You can also talk with Amy Graves, Director of Hospitality & Stewardship about opportunities to share in the St. John community.

 

Our Money

 Money is a sensitive subject, as it "binds us" and leaves us feeling that we "never have enough". But it doesn't need to be this way - money can be "freeing"!  It is all in the lifestyle that we choose to live in.

 

By living "above our means", we spend more money than we have which leads to more stress and higher debt. This leaves us feeling that "we never have enough" and cannot be free from the financial strain.

 

By living "within our means", we are free from the bondage of personal debt and financial worries and enjoy a life of balance.

 

By living "beneath our means", we are not only free from the bondage of financial worries, but we are given to opportunity to "give freely". Living in this abundance means that we realize what we need and what we can do without, and sharing our money where it is needed. It is understanding that we do not own our money or possessions, but are stewards of what God provides for us to share with others.

 

"... and we encourage a culture of genrosity so that we can advance the mission of the church both locally and globally." (from the St. John mission statement)

 

St. John shares financial resources with many programs - both locally and globally. For more information on how contributions are received and shared, visit the "Give/Pledge Online" page and the Trust Fund page

 

2019 Stewardship Campaign

stories around the table

 

We stop and notice how God is with you, with the church,

and in the world in this season.

 

 

  • You are in a season of life in which you have never been before. Life does not slow down or stay the same. What is unique about this season of your life? How is God with you in it? How can you live gratefully in your home, work, and play? How might what you do with money be a sign of gratitude?
  • Church is a place of healing, hope, peace, and service. It is a place that dreams of something better for all people.
  • The World is where God lives and acts. We are sent from worship to bring healing, hope, and peace to the world through our service to Christ.

 

Oct. 3 and 6        God with You in This Season of Gratitude

In whatever season of life, God’s dream for you is abundant life: life-giving relationships, meaningful work, faithful stewardship of time, talent and treasure that fills you like good bread.

     Psalm 100 – Thanksgiving for all things God has made

     John 6:48-51 – Jesus is the true bread, whose gift is abundant life

 

Oct. 9, 10, and 13 - God with the Church in This Season of Gratitude

The church calls people to live and work in community, sharing each other’s joys and burdens, creating healing and hope in all seasons of life. Looking at the center aisle helps us imagine the way God is present through the church at significant times in people’s lives: baptism, marriage, death.

     Psalm 103 – We worship and call on God’s name.

     Luke 4:14-21 – Jesus surprised the congregation by sharing God’s great big dream for all people,

          including healing, hope, and peace.

 

Oct. 16, 17, and 20 - God in the World in This Season of Gratitude

The world moves through its own seasons. What is there to be grateful for in this season in the history of the world? How do we, as people of faith in this community of faith, respond to the needs of the world out of our gratitude for the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ? How do we address the hurts and divisions of the world as people of faith who are grateful for forgiveness and abundant life?

     Psalm 121 – Our help comes from God alone

     Luke 18:1-8 – The nagging widow reminds us there is always time and room to imagine something

           different for those in need. For people in seasons of poverty, pain and any injustice, how can

           we “nag”, or call attention to the injustice, for the sake of our neighbor?

 

Return pledge cards as a promise to lives of gratitude, in response to God’s unending mercy.

 

Please pledge online or return your pledge card by October 20th.

 

 

 


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September - May
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm (Camp-style service)
Thursdays 7:00 pm

June - August
Sundays 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Thursdays 7:00 pm
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St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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