ST LUKE GREEK ORTHODOX STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
STEWARDSHIP GENERAL CHAIR: NIKI THOMPSON NIKOLITSATHOMPSON@GMAIL.COM
STEWARDSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE CHAIR: MICHAEL COOK BMICHAELCOOK@VERIZON.NET
STEWARDSHIP CONSULTANT: DEE KARRAS: DEEKARRAS@VERIZON.NET
STEWARDSHIP SPIRITUAL ADVISOR: FR CHRIST KONTOS FATHERCK@GMAIL.COM
“Our Church, Our Spiritual Home”
This year’s Stewardship theme is “Our Church, Our Spiritual Home”. With that in mind, I ask you
to consider our Stewardship General Chair, Niki Thompson’s message regarding what are the
finest gifts we can bring to Christ and His Church through our Stewardship in 2022. As always,
with whatever you give, always give joyfully! “pa- rum-pum-pum-pum”
“I played my drum for him …I played the best for him..”- Little Drummer Boy
We all know that familiar Christmas tune, The Little Drummer Boy. Admittedly, when I was younger, that was my least favorite Christmas song. Maybe the beat wasn’t catchy enough, maybe it was the repetitive “rum-pum-pum-pum” that annoyed me, perhaps it was because my stepfather never liked it, whatever it was, The Little Drummer Boy did not own real estate on my speakers until recently.
Like most things, unless we take the time to listen to the messages in songs, scripture readings, scholastic books, and for that matter, anything we may read or hear in life, we will never get a full appreciation for what is trying to be conveyed to us. This realization became apparent to me once I gave The Little Drummer Boy a chance to play through and to appreciate what the song writer was trying to tell me.
The Little drummer boy is charged with bringing his finest gift to the King. For someone without access to extra money, material items, expensive fragrances or oils, this becomes a stressful task to determine “what is my “finest” I can bring?”. The song reveals to us the drummer boy, humbly, plays his drum the very best he could for the King. The response, from our Lord….a smile. A “smile” telling us He only wants our best whether it be feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, helping our family, providing financial support to the church, or in the little drummer boys case, playing a drum.
The Drummer Boy, I imagine, is very young, but his Stewardship of playing for our Lord is a grand gesture that is pleasing and accepted by Him simply because it is the best the boy can do. During this glorious time of year, take the time to consider your personal stewardship commitment. I urge you to contemplate how you can mimic the little drummer boy and discover your finest gifts to lay before the King.
Niki Thompson, Stewardship General Chair