“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

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

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 […]

Caroline Russell-Giving Moment 10-26

One of the terms used in this year’s giving campaign is “transformational Giving”  Just what is transformational giving” We all give to make something better, or, at least, less bad.  We hope we make a difference to some one, some cause, or come condition.  This is all good, but to me, it is not transformational. […]

Paul Womer-Giving Moment 10-19

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; For you have been a refuge to the poor, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from heat Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm” […]

Linda Ashe-Ford Giving Moment 10-12

What was your most Spirit filled time time at St Paul’s? The first year we as a church decided to fill the wishes of teens in foster and kinship care it was my job to fill the Christmas tree in the vestibule of the church with tags representing the wishes of the teens we were […]

Nancy Keating – Giving Moment 10-5

Good morning! My name is Nancy Keating and I’m happy to be chair of this year’s annual Giving Committee (formerly known as the Stewardship Committee). This year the committee is introducing a new feature that we’re calling Giving Moments, Giving Moments will take place at every service, every Sunday from now until November 30 which will be Ingathering […]


“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 imagining what is possible or what could be   What areas […]