Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stewardship & All Saints

As has been our custon at St. Stephen's, the collection of stewardship cards will take place at the services on All Saints Day, this coming Sunday. I think it is an important reminder that we are stewards of our past as well as our future and that all that we do and give and share is a comfirmation of the gifts given by those who have gone before as well as a promise to our children and grandchildren of what will come after us.

I know that this a difficult time for many people. It reminds me of the story about a minister during the Great Depression. Someone came and asked him if it might not be better not to celebrate Thanksgiving. He said that it was more important than ever to give thanks to God for what we have. I agree. During this time of uncertainty it is more important than ever to share what we have, to ask God's blessing on the gifts we have been given, and to rejoice in this community.


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