St John Lutheran Church Dickinson, ND

             
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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

 

2018 Stewardship Campaign

stories around the table
The most popular topics of conversation include weather, food, and hobbies. The most likely topics avoided are religion, relationships, and most dreaded of all, money! Perhaps these last three (avoided) topics are most important to you, but you politely avoid stories about them.

 

The Fall Stewardship Campaign will equip you to have meaningful conversations and tell stories that matter around your kitchen table or wherever you gather with others. Particularly, we hope to get you talking about the most avoided topic of all, money. The listening and telling of an honest story around a table breaks down barriers and helps us begin to make sense of life.

 

Throughout the campaign, the questions below may challenge and encourage you in your relationship with money. As you tell stories around tables, we gather each week around a particular story at a particular table, where forgiveness and abundance have been given to you through Jesus Christ.

  • Tell a story about a time you either gave or received a gift that was ridiculously generous.
  • When did you feel ashamed about something you did with money?
  • Share when you feel the most worried, and the least concerned about what you have.
  • Tell an old story about an early memory you have with money that continues to influence what you do and do not do with it.

 

The most popular topics of conversation include weather, food, and hobbies. The most likely topics avoided are religion, relationships, and most dreaded of all, money! Perhaps these last three (avoided) topics are most important to you, but you politely avoid stories about them.

 

The Fall Stewardship Campaign will equip you to have meaningful conversations and tell stories that matter around your kitchen table or wherever you gather with others. Particularly, we hope to get you talking about the most avoided topic of all, money. The listening and telling of an honest story around a table breaks down barriers and helps us begin to make sense of life.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 30 “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday

Mark 14:3-9 – This is the story of the woman who generously anointed Jesus’ feet with her hair and expensive oil. On “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday, you are blessed and sent to worship generously as people Living in Service to Christ with our hands and feet.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 7

Luke 19:1-10 – Zacchaeus’ story is often our story. Money is a force that has potential for destruction and for good. Because we are both saint and sinner at the same time, we use money for both. St. John encourages you to make a promise, or a pledge with your money to support the ministry we do for the good of the world.

 

Thursday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 14

John 6:1-13 – The story of the boy with four loaves of bread and two fish reminds us that even a little bit can be abundance. Throughout the campaign, people from the congregation will share stories about why they give to the ministry St. John. Why do you give? How does God give abundant mercy in the world through you?

 

Thursday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 21 – Gathering the Pledge Cards

Luke 24:14-20 – Each week we share this old story of the Lord’s Supper. We say it so often, like rote memory you might not even hear it any longer. Today, listen as though you are hearing it for the first time. What words emerge from the story? What did the bread taste like? How heavy was the air? What did they sit on? You are already a part of this story in which the bread was broken for you.

 

 

Please return your pledge card or pledge online by October 21st.

                       


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Wednesdays 6:30 pm (Camp-style service)
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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