“Let everyone give as his heart tells him, neither grudgingly, nor under compulsion, for God loves the man that gives cheerfully.” – II Corinthians 9:7
Resurrection 2021 Stewardship Giving Plan
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You can set up regular payments from your checking account, credit or debit card:
Jesus taught us by His example to love one another and to be compassionate toward those in need. The understanding of the full meaning of compassion from stories in the New Testament means that another person’s suffering becomes our own suffering. Compassion in this sense can change the way we live and care for others and for our community. Through our Stewardship Ministry, we show love and compassion for others, while loving, honoring, worshiping, serving, and giving thanks to God.
While 2020 was a challenging year, Holy Trinity remained focused on our aim to bring people closer to God through liturgy, ministries, community, and family. Worship, ministry and fellowship are vibrant via daily services, sustaining ministries via Zoom gatherings, advancing our parish revitalization plan and completing our cathedral renovation and enhancement projects.
The priorities which have defined us over the years are the same ones that will allow us to continue to meet the challenges this year. We understand we need to reduce our dependency on festival income and increase the parish’s financial health through stewardship.
The priority of compassionate stewardship is not to pay the bills. It is about how we, as a community, can do God’s work with love and compassion. It is less about the parish’s need to receive, and more about our need to give. It is our generosity with the gifts and blessings God has entrusted to us. Compassionate stewardship is an attitude and a way of life.
The Bible encourages tithing as a guideline for giving (Deuteronomy 14:22-29). Tithing is when one cheerfully gives 10% of household income for the love, glory, and support of His Church. Tithing may be new to many, and giving 10% may seem daunting, so we ask that you begin by pledging 2% or “rounding-up” your current stewardship pledge to the next percentage point, and increasing your gift each year thereafter. Please prayerfully consider “rounding-up” your pledge for 2021. Here is a simple worksheet for calculating your “rounded-up” stewardship pledge.