January Newsletter

Dear Friends,

In this column this year, we are going to focus on what it means to be a member of or attached to a church. Last month, we looked at the fact that we are to study God’s word and how it applies to our life.

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Continuing with the thoughts out of the Book of Order, another aspect of being a faithful member means, “supporting the ministry through the giving of money, time and talents.” God has blessed us here at St. Andrew with a variety of gifts, talents, and resources. As we share our resources and our time and talents, we fulfill the Biblical command to be good stewards.

Jesus told a couple of parables which highlight the fact that the king/master/the Christ has given us inherent talents and physical gifts so that we may share those in the kingdom of God. When we do, as the parable states, Christ blesses us. When we don’t share our talents and resources, God does not enhance our talents.

I want to personally thank you for your tremendous response to the call for 107 pledges. You have blessed me and the church greatly by your commitment to St. Andrew. Not only did you make your pastor dance but you gave us the capability to realize the vision for ministry that each committee, Elder, Deacon, and Staff have for the ministry here.

In addition to this so that you may utilize your gifts and talents and resources here at St. Andrew, we ask that you fill out the Time and Talent form. The form gives an overview of the ministries here and how you can be part of our outreach, our programs, and the life of the church. If you have something that you would like to see as part of our ministry, add that to your Time and Talent form so that we can hear your vision.

As the faithful ones, as members and attenders of the Church, when we live as good stewards, we show others that we are truly grounded in grace, that we live in love, and are growing for God.

In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Mark