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Engaging With God – The Spirituality of Giving

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Sunday November 19, 2017 For those parishioners who missed either of the stewardship talks last Sunday (Cliff Ruprecht at the early service; Phil Studwell at the late service), please click below for Cliff’s talk   or here for Phil’s talk. Both were wonderful. Unfortunately, we were not able to record Mira Levine’s talk at the middle […]

On Generosity and Giving

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God’s creation is good:  “The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.”Genesis 1:12 What am I grateful for at St. Paul’s? by Susan Brown I am grateful to my St. Paul’s family for […]

On Generosity and Giving

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“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not […]

Rector’s Giving Letter

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21 October 2015 Greetings, St. Paul’s Friends! As I write this Stewardship (Giving) letter to you I’m conducting a challenging conversation with God. I am examining my pledge to St. Paul’s, and I’m doing the math on what percentage of my gross income I pledge. The result is that I give about 4.2% of my […]

Giving Letter from The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

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Dear Faithful Friends, The First Sunday of Advent is November 30 when we light the first candle of the Advent Wreath. In Family Worship, our Advent Song is “Light one candle for hope,” for the first candle is for hope. Sunday,  November 30 is also the Giving Program Ingathering Day for pledges. As Christians we […]

Pam Nugent-Giving Moment 11-16

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“It Is in Giving That We Receive”              I think all but one the Giving Moments so far have had most directly to do with giving.  I’d like to turn the concept on its head this morning, as Carol Thomas did last week, and talk about receiving.  The connection between giving […]

Giving

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“I wish you joy in the Lord always. Again I say: all joy be yours.”  (Philippians 4:4) On Thanksgiving Day,  November 27 our 10am  Eucharist will include this passage from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. I am writing these words to you now because of the joy I have felt during the “Giving Moments” […]

Carol Thomas – Giving Moment 11-9

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Good Morning, St. Paul’s.  I’d like to thank Nancy Keating, Emily Levine and their Committee for giving me the opportunity to talk about my own Giving Moments. The idea of Giving is personal for me, as it is for most of us.  I’d say that I am almost haunted by the need to give.  At […]

Cristle Judd-Giving Moment 11-2

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During this season of preparing our gifts, those of us on the giving committee have been pondering the following statement:  Giving to God is …a way to transform our hearts. …a holy habit and spiritual practice akin to prayer and worship. …about our own need to give, not about the church’s need to receive. …about […]