STEWARDSHIP PASTORAL MESSAGE 2020

 

Beloved,

 

Time is our most valuable asset. In the book of Ecclesiastes, we read that there is “a time for every purpose…a time to plant, a time to reap….”  Our challenge is to allocate our time to all the various demands that are made on it.  This passage teaches us to make the most of God’s great gift of time.

 

The most personal gift that you can give is the gift of time – your time.  That valuable 24 hours a day that only you can spend. Just as it is important to value time we spend with family, as Christians it is also important to value the time we spend at church, in worship, service and activities. Every one of us plays a role, according to our gifts, in the life of the Church. We are blessed at St Luke with many opportunities to share that time in worship, in offering service and by participating in a multitude of activities.

 

In the coming year I look forward to offering several ministries that will benefit all of us. We are

initiating a Breast Cancer support group and an Adult Retreat, restarting the Senior luncheon,

bringing greater awareness to Social Media and Internet responsibility, all the while continuing the

support of our many groups.

 

We ask you to support all our ministries. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace and generosity. The question is not, “How much do I give to stay in the club?” or “What are the dues?” but “How can I thank God for my many blessings?”

 

Before completing the enclosed Stewardship Commitment Card and Information Form, please give prayerful consideration to the commitment you are making. A check mailed to the church is most meaningful when accompanied by your presence in worship on Sundays, by your willingness to serve, by your prayers, and by your commitment. Giving is not a substitute for commitment – it is an expression of your commitment and an expression of thanks for the many blessings in your life.

 

Thank you, for your Stewardship to Christ’s Church in Broomall, our beloved St Luke!

 

Rev. Father Christ Kontos

Protopresbyter

Ecumenical Patriarchate  *  Metropolis of New Jersey  *  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese * © 2019 St Luke Greek Orthodox Church 

35 N. Malin Rd, Broomall, PA 19008 * 610-353-1592 * Rev. Father Christ Kontos, fatherck@gmail.com