St John Lutheran Church Dickinson, ND

             
Stewardship
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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

 

 

 

2017 Fall Campaign

 

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   God has entrusted us with an abundance of time, talent, and treasure.

      Do we ever have enough?                      

      And how do we know how much to give?

 

   In October, you are invited to wonder what it might look like to share       

   abundantly, trusting in God’s abundant grace and mercy.

 

Oct. 1 – “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday

 Stewardship is everything we do after we say “I Believe”. It is all that we do with our time, talent and treasure. Come and worship with your hands and feet at 10:30 a.m., beginning with a blessing on the front lawn, then stewarding our time and talent by helping in Dickinson.

 

Oct. 4,5 & 8: Your Money Creates a Culture of Generosity at St. John

St. John is a generous congregation, reaching out to others in the community and around the world.  We believe God might surprise us when we share what we have abundantly .... our time, our resources and our money. (Pledge cards will be mailed to St. John members this week. They will also be available in the pew racks next week.)

 

Oct. 11, 12 & 15: Why Money Matters 

Yes, You Really Are Abundant and Free With Money, No Matter How Much

Why does money matter? Money can bind us - increasing a tension when there are demands on our money. But money can also help us realize how "abundant and free" we really are! God calls us to be faithful with our money, giving not out of obligation, but because we are abundant and free.

 

Oct. 18, 19, & 22: Celebration of Pledge Cards

As we return our pledge cards for 2018, we celebrate the work God will do through our generosity.  It is humbling to share and to spend our money in a faithful way. Thank you for making a promise to support God’s work at St. John.

 

 


WORSHIP TIMES
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
CONTACT INFO
St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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